LOS ANGELES — For a time, it was an idea dreamed up by two friends.
Now, they’re taking their ideas to the streets in an effort to make bikini culture a reality in Los Angeles.
The group, dubbed the Bikini Generation, is hosting the “Bikini Day” at LACMA and is planning to wear a bikini for their inaugural event in the spring.
Their mission is to bring the bikini to a world that is still largely unaware of its existence.
The group, founded in 2015, aims to bring awareness to the bikini, the bikini industry and the “bikini culture” it’s become synonymous with.
For its first event, the group is hosting a beach-side event where participants can wear a swimsuit and make their own bikini.
A woman can make a full-body bikini from the bottom up and a man can make one of two styles: an “unisex” bikini or a bikini that goes all the way to the hips.
Participants are encouraged to wear the swimsuit with a bikini top, and participants can even make their “busty” bikini look more natural.
The event also encourages people to dress up as bunnies for the event.
The Bikini Day event, called the “Women and Bikini in the 21st Century” is at Lacma and will feature a variety of costumes.
Organizers say they want to bring attention to the fact that women can make bunnys and bunnying is an option for many women, but also to raise awareness about what it’s like to have a body that is not considered acceptable.
“It’s really empowering to see that the world can be a lot more accepting and not hold anyone back because of their body type,” said Hannah Mink, a senior at Loyola University.
She added, “I hope to inspire more women to be more proud of who they are and that they can be who they want and have fun with who they love.”
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