Friends! Today I am really excited to be sharing a project I collaborated on with my friend Courtney of Fry Sauce & Grits. It’s all about loving yourself, loving your boobs, and breast cancer awareness. Some of my very favorite people have been affected by breast cancer and we all feel pressure from society regarding women’s bodies and breasts. This topic is one that is close to my heart and, as you know, I have no problem talking about boobs . In fact, you can check out my other boob-related posts here:
On a serious note, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so please treat yourself to a little breast love and remember to get mammograms regularly (think pancake-flat love ), party with those who have survived breast cancer, and remember those who’ve lost their lives to breast cancer. That’s what October is all about! Women embracing our bodies and all the qualities that make us beautiful, unique, and what defines us as women.
Like I said, my friend Courtney from the eclectic lifestyle blog Fry Sauce & Grits started a movement called LOVE YOUR BOOBS, LOVE YOURSELF. Courtney is a bra fitter, bra educator, blogger, and is passionate about women issues. She created a video where she interviewed a group of women (one of them is me!!!) and asked them questions about their relationship with their breasts, how they’ve experienced breast shame, how they feel the media depicts breasts, and how we as women can come to love and accept and love our breasts.
Courtney’s inspiration: “I find that most women have a hate relationship with their breasts and that makes me really sad. They’re either small, large, lopsided, saggy, or too wide, and it made me realize that we need to stop this breast and body shaming because our bodies are beautiful and powerful. I hope to inspire women with this Love Your Boobs, Love Yourself video that to completely love ourselves as women, we need to love and accept our boobs. There’s a direct relationship between our self image of and the relationship we have with our breasts. Breasts don’t define us but they are definitely a part of us. I want to bring awareness that this dysfunctional relationship we as women have with our breasts and with our bodies are directly stemmed from what the media portrays to be what is perfect and the ideal of beauty. I want to push the message that we aren’t defined by our breast size and how we as women are defined by something greater.”
Me along with a group of other blogging women from different backgrounds, religions, ethnicities, ages, shapes and yes breast sizes have decided to come together and to love ourselves and our breasts! You can join in this movement too by sharing a picture of yourself and type what you love about your breasts and what defines you as a woman! You don’t need a blog either! Just tag your photo with #LoveYourBoobsLoveYourself on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and search the hashtag to see who else has joined in.
So go ahead and watch the video, it will truly inspire you to stop breast shaming and start loving your breasts and yourself more!
Below are other brave and beautiful women who are sharing their stories of breast shame, breast love, what they’ve learned from their breasts, what they mean to them, and how we as women we can learn to love our breasts and ourselves more! So don’t stop here. Get clicking around, its a blog hop! I hope as you click around you will feel the importance of women loving themselves, the empowering effect sharing each of our voices will inspire others in some way.
1. Fry Sauce & Grits
3. Ashlee Marie
4. Lucky Blogs
5. A Ruffled Life
6. Feel Great in 8
7. Tara Made It
8.Dreaming About Someday
10. Dana Ohlsen Photography
11. Life in My Heels
12. Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl
13. Utah Mom Connection
14. Lionesses at the Gate
15. Laura’s Crafty Life
Are you ready to share your story? Make sure to tag your picture with the hashtag #LoveYourBoobsLoveYourself and @courtney_frysauceandgrits to participate in this powerful movement to inspire women to completely love themselves!
And don’t forget to check out this article on KSL about our movement!