I’m on vacation and am enjoying my tour of New Brunswick. I knew there would be plenty of chances to swim and decided I wanted a bikini. I’ve not worn one since I was a teen. I found a great one at Renegade, a London Ontario plus size shop.
I was visiting my sister and her sweetie in Oromocto and decided to try out the boat bunny perch. I’m delighted by the photos my partner took.
I had learned that there is a very gendered division of labour aboard most vessels. In this culture heterosexual couples skew to the man being the owner and responsible for maintenance. The woman is to be ornamental and take care of hosting, think Judy on The Love Boat.
Once I understood that I just new I had to try out being ornamental. Knowing the stereotype of a boat bunny is a young, thin, longhaired cis woman in a bikini I had a lot of fun posing with my bikini body.
I love these photos and my new bikini. The bikini shows my cyclist tan, my belly that bore my sons and the lumps, bumps and bruises of a body that got my through 600 km of riding my bike in a week.