I think about breast cancer and breast cancer awareness every October. I have missed the past couple of years, but I have run the Race for the Cure many times. I support efforts to raise money for research and raise awareness. I haven't necessarily thought about defining myself or others by the size of breasts. Although I think there are a lot of issues in society, it isn't something that I have given a lot of thought to. It makes perfect sense that this has been a struggle for many women.
I posted this picture a few times, but this time it's not about my outfit (although I love my outfit). It's about embracing who I am and what I have (or don't have). It's about celebrating my small chest and being perfectly content with a padded bra. It's about the beauty within us all.
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 (and YES pin these different posts!) 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 2.Allred Design 3. Ashlee Marie 4. Lucky Blogs 5. A Ruffled Life 6. Feel Great in 8 7. Tara Made It 8.Dreaming About Someday 9. MOMentity 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!