A South Florida woman is hoping to make a difference in the way people perceive bikini-clad women.

Tasha Smith was looking for a way to help promote the idea that the body type of the bikini-wearing woman is a matter of personal choice and that women should be able to wear whatever body shape they choose.

Smith, who was born with a small pelvis, said she was attracted to the idea of making a statement about body diversity, but felt it was important to do so in a way that was culturally sensitive.

“I felt like it was my responsibility to speak up,” Smith said.

Smith was born female, but said her father is male.

She said her parents wanted her to grow up to be a woman.

“My dad is really proud of me, but he is still not a big supporter of being a girl,” Smith told ABC News.

Smith said she started the campaign, called “Body Shape: The Bikini-Wearing Woman,” in response to the perception that women don’t wear swimsuits for the same reasons as men.

“The reason why I do it is because I feel like it is a representation of the truth of what body shape is,” Smith explained.

“And so if it was me and I wore a bikini, then that is what I am saying.”

Smith said her goal is to have the campaign spread to other areas of the country.

“You know, I am just a small part of a movement, and I want to spread it to as many places as possible,” Smith added.

“So if I can spread the word to as far as Florida, I want everyone to know about it.”

She hopes the campaign will help people understand that bikini-shaped women don.

“Body shapes are not only different, they are diverse, they’re beautiful, they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors,” Smith stated.