Gabi Gregg Rocks Her "Fatkini"

We heart Gabi Gregg. The fashion blogger was sick of stupid rules about what swimwear we "should" or "shouldn't" wear. So she posted a photo of herself in a bikini.

Gabi's bikini post was shared all over the interwebs and we can see why. Her message is all kinds of empowering for people of all sizes:

"As always, I truly encourage you guys to get to the beach (or a pool) this summer--don't let body shame keep you from having a good time! I don't expect everyone to feel comfortable in a two piece, but hopefully I can inspire some of you to take the plunge. I can't tell you how freeing it is to just have fun without worrying about what other people think."

The idea even sparked a "Fatkini Gallery" at xoJane.com, where others are invited to submit their bikini photos. Gabi went on The Today Show to talk about the gallery and the reason she feels so strongly about promoting body confidence.

In response to critics who say that she's promoting obesity, Gabi says, "I'm all for health. I think people should be really aware of what they are putting in their bodies and try to get more active, but the truth is we have to live in the bodies and be happy with the bodies that we have right now, regardless of where we are in our journey to health...My measure for health is how good I feel. The main thing is to judge how you feel and what you’re putting into your body, how active you are and not based on a number on a scale.”

Related: 5 Tips for Staying Sane When the "Bikini Season" Talk Starts to Get Crazy

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kaitlinhotchkiss9's picture

Girl when I saw this it almost made me cry. I wish I was as strong as you. You are so beautifully and you rock that bathing suit. Keep that positive additude and don't ever let anyone tell you your not pretty.
Kati's picture

I love this!
sharon77's picture

So incredibly inspiring! LOVED THIS POST. U go girl!
TisaH.'s picture

Wow Gabi, Talk about COURAGE, I freaken aplawwww you with the up most respect, .. I was just in vegas two weeks ago with about thirty-five of my high school friends to celebrate the big one as in (our birthdays). As we gather at Club Rehab's pool side one of the girls said" Are you going to change into your bathing suit" I immediatly jump into a defence" NO" with a frown and responded really as big as I am" Not even facing the fact that the girl who had ask the question was standing right in front of me with a colorful one piece swim suit with the matching hat also a drink in her hand and at least one hundred pounds bigger then myself... She said Girl you are a beautiful woman turning (?yrs old) you may be big but you're not what anyone would consider sloppy big and not to mention you were the captain of cheer also one of the top track starts and still Shy wow, Flunt it, I just smiled in respond thinking Where the Heck do people get so much of their courage to just let go. As much as I wanted to run out and grab a bathing suit my Low self-esteem dropped lower.
zania's picture

Gabi is pretty and is rocking that bikini you go girl
jajaya123's picture

She's the best! She proves the saying that you should be proud of the skin you're in.
limonglim4's picture

She looks best when she keeps it real! I really admire her so much! And that fatkini isn't fat at all. Its sexy! - Feed the Children

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