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Lucy Irelandowner of Bikini Beach Boutique and Spa in Palma has launched a campaign to ask the international women of Majorca to participate in a body positive project aimed at celebrating every inch of our bodies, curvy or not. I interviewed Lucy and some of her Real Women to ask them about what it means to them. Vicki: Why did you start the Real Women of Mallorca campaign? Lucy: I started it because over a matter of days I got two lots of very negative feedback on social media about the fact I was promoting size zero and that my marketing was inappropriate due to the fact the lady was a size zero.
First off she was not a zero.
None of my brands actually make a zero or if they did I would never purchase them. Secondly I have absolutely no say whatsoever on who my brands use to model their products. As influential as I may think I am, I am actually really not. Thirdly this specific woman really went below the belt and implied my 3 beautiful daughters would suffer in their lives because of me promoting size zero. The irony of it was, I had already started the Real Women of Mallorca campaign just 3 days prior to these comments, so I did not start the campaign because of this woman but was already doing it.
So I started the campaign not as a response to someone but as a necessity to shout from the rooftops we are the Real Women of Mallorca, hear us roar. We are mothers, godmothers, business women, students, daughters, grandmothers, cancer survivors, fighters: heroines. We are all real women and should embrace it. Q: Do you personally feel any pressure from external sources about how you should look? What are they? But yes for others there are external pressures, apparently it takes 9 months to look normal after having a baby, and the rest!
Q: Has your opinion of your body changed throughout your life?
In what ways have you changed? And why have you changed? A: When I was about 17 I loved my body, but in Slutty girls of palma de mallorca early twenties, after coming through an abusive relationship I was the opposite, I hated my body and the skin I was in.
I love my body more than I ever have. This body has done wondrous things I could never ever have imagined 10 years ago. Q: What would you like to say to other women who might not be so happy in their own skin? Throw off the towel, take off your beach cover and run into the sea.
You are beautiful. Embrace it. Because you are a Real Woman of Mallorca. A: A real Woman in her power does not even need to define herself because she knows it in her own presence. If not even more powerful since we are ultimately creators. A: A deeper understanding of the power in your body in your youth is only truly understood later in life. If only one could have this wisdom at an earlier age. Q: How did it feel to submit a photo to the Real Women campaign? A: My first Instinct was that I am going to do this in support of independent business women amongst our community.
But with great initial reticence it is interesting to observe how powerful it is when someone asks you to do this, and the reflection and the insight you have of yourself and your own resistance. Take time to know and honour yourself. A: A real woman to me is someone that embraces themselves as they are. As an online business coach I sometimes feel that I should always be showing up looking and acting serious and professional all the time. Sometimes I feel like I should be dressing a certain way as well, in suits etc.
About six years ago I actually went on my own health and wellness journey, I not only lost weight but also started getting into the world of personal development. The combination of losing weight and working on myself changed the perception that I had of myself and the way I felt in my own skin for the better. A: Someone who shows strength and empathy. Someone who can look at their flaws as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Somebody who listens: this one took me nearly 40 years to learn! I am a strong, intelligent, adventurous, emotional and an excitable woman and I am proud of it. A: Most definitely I feel pressure, mainly from myself. I bought a pair of deer pants 12 years ago and I have never been able to wear them. They are currently on a boat from Australia to Spain with my most loved positions. Silly I know. I feel the pressure to stay slim, stay young and stay energetic. One of my favourite things about living in Europe is watching proud, curvy and topless women strutting their stuff at the beach.
It reminds me that confidence is much more sexy than being skinny and wrinkle free. My body has changed a lot, I was thin without Slutty girls of palma de mallorca for most of my life and now I am sexy and curvy. I focus more on my health and mental wellbeing rather than what I look like now which makes me a much happier person. A: Sending it felt embarrassing however when I saw my photo on social media amongst so many other gorgeous and diverse women, I felt proud. I now feel something much more meaningful, I feel grateful to part of a campaign that is showing women that anyone can strut down the beach with pride and confidence, no matter what you look like.
A: You are gorgeous inside and out, own it! A: Not any more! Of course I can be influenced by images I see in magazines or on social media but not pressured. This must be particularly hard for those with low self esteem. A: Yes my opinion has changed. As a teenager I was extremely self conscious as I was so much taller than the other girls and most of the boys too! With everything this year has thrown at us all it is more important than ever to enjoy life, live for today, eat the cake and drink the wine! A: I thought it was a fantastic idea for people to share their photos, The Bikini Boutique has some beautiful beachwear and it is great to see it being showcased in this way.
Make the most of what you have because the chances are you will look back in 10 years and wish you could turn back time. If you would like to participate in the campaign and submit a photo of yourself then follow Bikini Beach Boutique either on Instagram or Facebook for more information about how to in or call Bikini Beach on The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.
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