Photo in Cannes, France.
Yes, you read it right. I went topless in the beaches of Europe. The first time was during our two week vacation in Cannes, France. The second one was during our three week holiday in Calpe, Spain. And why not? We Filipinas have nothing to be ashamed of, we are sexy, too!
Of course, I was not ashamed. Why should I be ashamed? I am not ashamed to show off my body. I am not ashamed that I was the only topless Filipina in those long stretch of beaches. I am not ashamed at all. Who said going topless is only for Europeans? One Filipina mom was giving them competition, and that's me. I heard at that time that going topless in Europe was 'in'. Wow, I feel wonderfully sexy being 'in'.
I have bikinis because I love my sexy Filipina mom body. I wore bikinis because I am proud to to show my body's trophies such as scars and love handles from both pregnancies. And most important, I brought along my bikinis because it would be more comfortable to breastfeed my babies.
Thus, going topless was an easy decision for me. I was in full breastfeeding mode during both of those holidays. You know what, I feel wonderfully sexy while I was topless and nursing my baby; because I am displaying my body, not to compete with the girls but because my girls needed me!
I would say I was the real winner if those two holidays were topless competitions. I got loads of smiles of encouragement and nods of agreement when people see that with the topless Filipina me, an old tradition's being followed -- breastfeeding!
I've entered this post for the Filipina Writing Project.