Hey you babes know I am horrible at writing (shout out to my hubs for editing and trying to understand my non traditional writing style.) I have been doing better at sitting down and sharing my thoughts and dreams and dramas with you. Run on sentence Ali. I think it’s so much easier to share with video, so I did it again and recorded a quick lil ‘tid bit about what its means to “Be Strange” I'd like to call out that I take these videos in raw form, no practicing, no editing, no re-takes.
Now that you have a good idea of what I mean when I say ‘show your Strange’, or why are you Strange; you can chime in on our social shout outs and giveaways and also spread the Strange love with confidence.
It’s so important for me to spread my message of inclusivity now more than ever. When I started Strange Bikinis (2012) I really wanted to do something that made everyone feel good and welcome. See me babe-in' it circa 2012 in a UPCYCLED crush velvet bikini, NO ONE was doing velvet and I wanted to be different and rad-ass. I wanted to be Strange ------->
Now, it’s the “it” thing or trendy thing to do. It seems like every damn brand is saying all the things I have been saying ALL ALONG. Don’t get me wrong, the message we are all saying is the one I have wanted from day one. BUT to me….that message is what drives me and makes me happy. To them, it’s a marketing campaign to sell more. I mean, sure… somewhere in their corporation or office there may be one gal (or guy J ) pushing body positivity, but I highly doubt it’s WHY THEY STARTED THEIR MOTHER TRUCKIN’ BUSSSNASSS. (All the tude when I’m typin’ this)
So yeah, I’m a lot irritated that what was my driving force and made Strange Bikinis stand out in an over saturated market is now something that seems played out. And gosh, where am I going with this… haha… I hope you can still feel THAT MY HEART IS IN THIS TO MAKE YOU FEEL AMAZING. Nowadays with Instagram making it harder and harder for the sweet fries (I don't believe I'm small potatoes) like me to get our voices heard I need to know you understand my core values and hope to have your continued support in making America Strange again… NO! The World Strange Forever…
Many of today’s garments use synthetic materials that are chemically produced and non-biodegradable, even though they are recyclable. While recycling is one way to prolong the lifecycle of the fabric and delay its entry to a landfill, recycling still involves the use of chemicals, dyes, and processes that are not environmentally friendly.
For anyone trying to stock up on their summer swimwear options, they know there are a lot of options on the market. From size to cut to color and price, there are many different choices. However, discerning shoppers should understand that there are some key advantages to selecting American-made swimsuits.
For women, few things in life will make them reflect on their own body goals as much as putting on a bikini. We have a tendency to notice – and over-inflate – every minute, perceived body flaw that we think we have. And no matter how many people tell us we might look great in even the boldest bikini, we often never seem to accept it. But there are some lessons that can be learned from strangers, those “normal girls in bikinis”, that are sure to help you embrace your own body and realize that all bikinis are for normal girls.