After failing to find swimsuits that fit comfortably, breast cancer survivor Jodi Jaecks asked the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department if she could swim topless at a local pool. At first their answer was no.

The aquatics manager for the Parks and Recreation department told Jaecks they require “gender-appropriate clothing” and therefore she would not be able to swim topless.

“I’m not an exhibitionistic kind of person. It’s not my personality,” Jaecks said. “I don’t think of this as nudity. Not as it’s generally perceived.”

But after a Seattle weekly newspaper, The Stranger, ran a photo of Jaecks topless Wednesday, the Parks and Recreation superintendent changed his mind.

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