Comfortable in your skin

The first time I went to the beach in Valencia I was very shocked to see so many women topless. In the United States it is very frowned upon for women’s breasts to be showing even when breastfeeding a baby. In Spain women being topless at the beach has become so normalized and ingrained into their society that girls and women of all ages feel comfortable taking part. The last museum that we visited as a group there were many paintings and statues which depict women in various stages of undress. I think this connects to Spanish culture and their comfortability with their bodies.