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“This was not brave, but I will tell you what is…”

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
April 21st, 2015

Here at Show and Tell our site is inspired by, run by and read by incredible women. We’ll take ANY opportunity to ‘show and tell’ you a woman we think is doing something amazing.

Meet Jessica Kane.

Jessica, a self-described “body confidence crusader, fashion lover, plus size model, veteran business woman and fully realized feminist” recently posted this picture, taken on her 35th birthday, to her Facebook page.

Alongside the pic, Jessica wrote the following manifesto:

THIS WAS NOT BRAVE. I’ve been told how brave I am for not having a coverup, but going without a wrap would only take bravery if I cared what others thought of me, but I don’t. I spend my time worrying about things I CAN control and this day, I was only thinking about how fab I felt and how much sun I was catching. Things that DO take bravery? A family battling tragic illness, a mother trying to beat addiction, a person trying to break free of domestic violence, reaching out for help when you have already planned your suicide and feel like you can’t breathe one more day. THAT is brave.


Jessica Kane

Needless to say, we have a new spirit animal.

To read more about Jessica, head over to her blog, Life and Style of Jessica.