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All for One — Tromsø, Norway

by Anne Miltenburg

After a mastectomy the default response of the healthcare system today is to push for reconstructive surgery. But what if you are a woman who is not willing to go through the painful process of reconstruction? What if you think having one breast is not a problem at all? Norwegian marine biologist Elina Halttunen was such a woman, but her principles were put to the test whenever she headed to the beach for a swim. Opting out of uncomfortable prosthetics and padded bikinis, she teamed up with artists to develop the crowdfunded Monokini 2.0, a bikini that proudly shows off its wearer.

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