Of my bleeding fingers, my stress, and my embarrassment. I forced myself not to burst into tears as the skin on my fingers peeled away, leaving my fingers raw and bleeding as I struggled to pull too tight neoprene over my curves. An example of what the average women most certainly does NOT look like. Perhaps the easiest thing would be to buy my own and not have to rely on the dive shops. I was told it was seal pup season and I bounced eagerly back and forth on the balls of me feet all morning in anticipation of seeing the adorable, fluffy pups in their natural habitat.
My struggles are not unique.
Dear wetsuit manufacturers, why don't you make female wetsuit in larger sizes?
I refuse to let body size discrimination prevent me from doing what I love. Of my bleeding fingers, my stress, and my embarrassment. I was like a kid going to Disney for the first time. My struggles are not unique. The next time you create a suit, I want you to think of me.