Entrepreneur and fashion blogger Jessica Kane took to Facebook and Instagram to share this image and an important message, reminding women that wearing a swimsuit on the beach shouldn’t be seen as an “act of bravery.”

THIS WAS NOT BRAVE. I’ve been told how brave I am for not having a coverup, but going without a wrap would only take bravery if I cared what others thought of me, but I don’t.

I spend my time worrying about things I CAN control and this day, I was only thinking about how fab I felt and how much sun I was catching.

Things that DO take bravery?

A family battling tragic illness, a mother trying to beat addiction, a person trying to break free of domestic violence, reaching out for help when you have already planned your suicide and feel like you can’t breathe one more day. THAT is brave. Not wearing a swimsuit at the beach.

LIVE life and only worry about what really matters.

About Jessica

Jessica_Kane_headshotJessica Kane is a spokeswoman, entrepreneur and a blogging pioneer who has been recognized by USA Today, CNN.com and CocoPerez.com as an influential plus size style blogger challenging the rules of fashion with her blog Life & Style of Jessica. She is the creator of the viral sensation Full Body Photo Project, as well as owner/publisher of the plus style blogger network SKORCH Magazine.

Lead photo by Marcy Guevara