I’m 47 Years Old and Just Bought My First String Bikini

The joys and pains of reclaiming your body in middle age

Y.L. Wolfe
Liberty
Published in
9 min readJul 19, 2023

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Photo by RDNE Stock project via Pexels

CW: body image, eating disorders, sexual assault

I’m staring at myself in the mirror with a look of disbelief on my face. What the hell am I doing, standing there in a black string bikini that I’d slipped on over my underwear? Even with my…

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Y.L. Wolfe
Liberty

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