Author Calls for Women to Share Swimsuit Photos to Celebrate Positive Body Image

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner has called for women of all shapes to celebrate positive body image by sharing their swimsuit photos on her Facebook page.

In a Facebook live video Friday, Weiner explained how she heard some young girls talking about how they were self-conscious about their body image when they wear a swimsuit.

"The other day I was listening to them talk about swimsuits and hearing them say things like 'I don't want to wear a tankini, my tummy is too big,'" Weiner said in the video, "and these are like really little girls, girls who are way too little to be caring."

She then called for all the viewers to post pictures of themselves in their swimwear on her Facebook page, "I want this to be a smorgasbord of positivity."

Weiner is the author of many novels, including "Good in Bed," "In Her Shoes" and "Best Friends Forever."

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