Today writer and Butterfly Collection client, Justina Luther, shares her experience of overcoming her bra past for a brighter bra future.
"What was your first experience with bras? Was it happy, sad, comical or
humiliating? For me it was the last option. Thankfully the past doesn’t
have to dictate your future. When I was ten years old my chest was
developing without my knowledge and I was surrounded by bra ignorance. A
scenario with which I’m sure many of you are familiar.
I was a
tomboy who took choir and drama classes. During a drama class in the
midst of friends, and my crush, my drama teacher called me to the front
of the group and told me everyone could see my boobs and I needed to go
put on a bra. That was my first jarring and humiliating introduction to
my developing bust and the world of bras.
For a long time I
wore a bra because it was necessary but ignored it as much as possible.
My back hurt, my band rode up and my boobs spilled out as I continued to
change sizes but because of my drama teacher’s harsh words I was
intimidated by bras and was scared to address the issues or ask my
parents for help. I continued with this attitude for years.
I stumbled onto Butterfly Collection’s online boutique and decided to do a Skype Fitting with Claire. She was so kind and quickly saw the issues I knew I had, but hadn’t understood what caused them. She suggested a size for me but told me to try 2-3 sizes around it because what was comfortable to me might be different from the size a tape measure recommended. This was the first time someone consciously told me I had control over saying what fit was right for me. That thought was empowering.
In my journey to love the body I have there have been highs and lows and the highs have always been the result of seeking knowledge and taking control over my body image. The first thing I did after I dared to find my right fit was to find a bra (in the right size) I wanted to wear because I thought it was cute! Claudette has some beautiful designs in 30FF and so does Fantasie.
I used to hate my bras, and to an extent my boobs, but our past doesn’t dictate our future and the lies we’ve been told can be overcome with wisdom. Every woman, no matter what’s in her past, deserves a bra that brings her confidence and comfort."
Luther is a lifetime author with a passion for people. Whether it’s her current
work, a suspense titled Would You Have Believed Me? or her personal experience short story
titled GED=OMG, which was published in Beginnings XIV, she puts her heart into every word she writes.
Justina believes words can change the world. She is currently an author on the
exciting new blog When Readers Write.
To read more of her work, visit www.whenreaderswrite.com