It is getting near the time to think about sunning ourselves on the beaches of Cape Cod and that means bathing suit weather! For me that means hiding something… no not that. But my big huge stomach.
I have a nice black and white floppy hat and I am looking for a one piece suit… Good grief me in a bikini! No thanks, I’ll leave that to the young at heart like…
Dad designs line of swimwear for trans girls named after his own daughter
These bikini bottoms could be a game-changer for transgender tweens and teens.
By Allison Slater Tate
January 21, 2021
After watching his own daughter Ruby, 12, struggle to find bikini bottoms that made her feel both comfortable and confident as a transgender girl, Toronto dad Jamie Alexander decided to solve the problem himself.
Alexander created a new clothing brand, Rubies, with the specific goal of producing form-fitting clothing for transgender children up to a size 20. His first product: the Ruby Shaping Bikini Bottom.
But as Ruby grew into adolescence, Alexander noticed that transgender girls have one specific issue when it comes to fashion: finding bikini bottoms they could confidently wear in public — that can "magically turn a pointy poker into a dainty dune, no tucking required," as the Rubies website explains.
"An item of clothing like Rubies swimwear can be a total game-changer for transgender and gender-creative children," said Jessica Herthel, co-author of children's book "I Am Jazz" with transgender activist Jazz Jennings.
"Being able to do something that most of us take for granted — namely, to go swimming without fear of being stared at or teased, or even targeted — can give a child a feeling of normalcy and belonging," said Herthel.
I take care of that by wearing skorts, or a wraparound skirt, or a pair of shorts that I can pull off when I go in the water and put them back on when I’m out of the water.