Farrah Fawcett Taught Me Everything I Needed to Know About Bras

We both saw them and audibly gasped with young, unbridled lust. My best friend and confidante in all things girly, Peaches, and I were at our neighborhood Newberry’s. We ran up to the display, and each grabbed one. What was the object of our affection as 11-year-olds? What got us squealing with delight? Training bras. […]

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How Long Does it Take to Learn How to Put on a Bra?

When you’re motherless before your ovaries find their on-switch, and your boobs blow up like two mismatched balloons, you give yourself the sex talk. Along with the assistance of a puberty book you checked out from the school library. The American Girl, “The Care and Keeping of You,” was the most sought-after library book at […]

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11-Year-Old Girl Invents First Water Bra

I grew up as an only child, so I spent a lot of time alone, and I really, REALLY wanted more friends. “How do people make friends?” “What sort of things does one need to get ahead in the game?” 11-year-old me wondered. Seeing as how I had no friends yet, and no siblings to […]

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My Life in Bras: The Ones That Changed Me

I’ve spent the majority of my life wearing bras. And the older I get, the more fascinating it is to reflect on this experience. The lingerie world may have changed over the decades, but so have I. This post on my life in bras is more about how bras have altered how I see myself. They have […]

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