In the U.S., summertime magazine covers demand we get our "bikini bodies back" and offer tips for toning and dieting our way to a "presentable" beach bod. But global beach cultures are as varied as the people who visit them. To check out how women experience the seaside around the world, Refinery29 sent reporters and photographers to six international beaches to expand our notion of what it's like to be a woman near the water.
Here, 10 women on Laboni Beach in Bangladesh tell their stories.It's your body. It's your summer. Enjoy them both. Read more Take Back The Beach stories here.
Photographed by Sarker Protick; Reporting by Farzana Hossen