Growing up I hated my breast. At the age of 10 I was already a size 36C. Which if you can image is pretty overwhelming and traumatic for a 10 year old. But no one talked to me about my breast and all these changes that were going on with my body
. By the time I started high school I was now
wearing a 36 D. Who knows what size I truly was
. All I know is that I dread
ed going up a size and “them” getting bigger. For me that only
meant one thing, more unwarranted attention. As time went on I became ashamed of my breast and that made me ashamed of my entire body. Fast forward to my sophomore year of college and I was now wearing two bras everyday for “more lift and support.” At this time I didn’t know anything about a bra fitting. None of the women in my immediate family had ever gotten one. I just thought “big breast run in my family.” Chafing, bruising and pain come with the territory. It was not until 3 years later when a sales woman in Lane Bryant begged me to get a fitting that I reluctantly got fit. She measured me at a 36G. I told her she was wrong. She insisted she was right and advised me to see another fitter. Someone whose build and cup size was similar to mine and that I may feel more comfortable with. Again reluctant, I went to see this bra fitter. She too measured me, but this time with no bra on. I was mortified. I’d never even stood in front of even a boyfriend without wearing my bra. She measured me… at a 36G. A ball of emotions, I just broke into tears. And all at once 12 years of terror came rushing back. You name it I felt it. All I could think of was the size and look of the bra. Turns out it wasn’t that bad. That day was one of hardest days but also on of the best days of my life. No it wasn’t magical and I was not instantly super confident (although that does happen to some of my clients). It took time for me to accept my breast and also accept my cup si
ze. It would be years before I could shout it from the roof tops or even tell a girlfriend. But the point is that NOW I CAN. And I use this story to help my clients with boob size acceptance. My journey into becoming The Philly Bra Lady started when i was in 5th grade. I always wondered why I went through so many issues with my breast. Now i know it was all to help other women with theirs