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Brave breast cancer survivors model a line of swimsuits made just for them

Monokini 2.0 is a swimsuit collection that seeks to change the way we view beauty and the ‘ideal’ appearance of a woman. Designed by a group of Finnish designers, the social art project encourages single-breasted women to be proud of who they are and what they have accomplished, by letting them flaunt their battle scars out in the open.

It also laments on society’s restrictive taboo on what could be considered as appropriate.

The models, breast cancer survivors themselves, were happy and proud to be part of such a thought-provoking and empowering project. ‘I do not want to hide, I do not want to stop swimming, I do not want to undergo extensive plastic surgery operations, and I do not want to be forced to use the uncomfortable prosthesis on the beach,’ says Elina, one of the models. ‘I want to feel as free and active as I did before my cancer, and Monokini 2.0 gives me a chance to do exactly that’.

Monokini 2.0 is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign on May 30th.

Via Bored Panda

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