I’ve always loved boobs.
Just like us humans, our boobs are vulnerable and BARE-ing their truth can be daunting. I wanted to do something to celebrate all kinds of boobs, to help “girls” of all ages open up and share what they go through. Boobs can be so taboo.
My two friends (a writer & an illustrator) and I wrote a tongue-in-cheek poem about the ups & downs of boobs. We called it Ready, Set, Grow! The Awakening of Your Inner Supertiddies …
As we told people about our poem, they laughed and then they dished. I realized there were so many personal stories that were amazing — so, we have shifted gears to make this project, part short stories and part illustrated poem. And, we invite you to share a boob story.
FROM ONE To 350 words, TELL US
YOUR NAKED TRUTH, UNSCRIPTED …
What’s a boob story?
Titillations, celebrations and devastations. Boob stories come in all shapes and sizes. From budding to sagging, through sickness and health, milestones that shape our bosoms and us along the way.
This project is for us to say the things we think but feel we cannot say. For us to be seen and heard. For us to laugh. For us to cry. For us to come closer together.
For all humans, across genders and ages, to create a healthier narrative around the subject of Boobs.
I grew up in France, where women go topless on the beach. So, I saw a whole lotta boobs. I remember flat-chested 13-year-old me, stomach down on my towel, spying with a half-opened eye, on all the breasts around me. There were a few gorgeous pairs that stood out from the rest and made me
stare but mostly, there were just unprepped, unadorned, funny and bouncy specimens out for the day in the sun. Au-naturel. Ladies of all ages, strutting with confidence and looking like they didn’t have a care in the world. I thought it was beautiful. I thought they were ALL beautiful.
Thank you all for sharing your stories, for opening your hearts and exposing your breasts and vulnerabilities. This project is for you, for me and for whoever else out there may have felt like I have— too often caring what others may be thinking, hiding my fears and worries of not belonging or fitting in. And since I never fit into anything other than an A cup, your stories will remind me and hopefully others, to have the compassion and courage to let the light from within shine inside and out of our wonderful beings.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved seeing people immortalized on paper. I was especially drawn to the eccentrics – who, like me, see the world a different way. All my characters are important to my ever expanding world; a world of positive moments and lifelong enjoyment. I want my art to make you smile and feel good for a moment or for a lifetime. Enjoy.
A nun decided it was appropriate to announce in front of all my classmates that I needed to wear a bra because she could see my nipples through my uniform. I was 11, and mortified and it would be one of several moments in my schooling where adult women would basically shame me for having a body. I am the creator/producer/headliner of “Awkward Sex… and the City,” a comedy show and podcast which pairs sexual inclusion with hilarious awkward sexual tales. Today as a comedian and producer my main goal is to create inclusive spaces where all can feel seen and be heard.
Ready, Set, Grow! The
Awakening of Your
“Just remember you’re in control!
When everything eats at your soul and you don’t feel whole, all it means is you’re ready for some digging and growing.
There’s a place, beyond your mind and body, where you’ll find clarity, for deep inside of you, is the real YOU.”