Happy Valentine’s Day! We’re big softies here at Keep A Breast and we LOVE love! But you know what really warms our hearts? When women love their boobies! That’s exactly what our favorite surfer babes from the Herewith magazine’s “Squeeze Box” feature are doing this Valentine’s Day. The girls when in-depth on what they love (and sometimes don’t) about their boobies in the magazine’s 4th issue.
Meet some of the rad girls below and be sure to get your hands on a copy of Herewith’s Issue 004 to learn more about their stories and their connection to KAB and breast cancer. Photography by Josie Perez.
I love that my boobs let me do activities without the discomfort that women with bigger boobs experience. Sometimes I get insecure about my boobs because they are considered “small” or not feminine enough. There are times when I do get boob envy since our society considers big boobs as sexy and they are the typical beauty standard. As I have gotten older, I have come to realize that all bodies are shaped in their own different and beautiful ways. Us as women can be comfortable in our own skin without conforming to societal standards.
I have a love/hate relationship with my boobs. Some days I wish they wouldn’t pop out my top or threaten to knock me out when I go running (!) but most of the time I appreciate my squishy pillows, especially when they prop me up while paddling out for another wave.
I love my boobies because they remind me that it’s ok to be sensitive, creative, nurturing, myself. They make me feel ok, to feel like a woman, to take a rest day, to honor my intuition, to feel my moon. They are a reminder of the magical design of our creative abilities as humans, as well as an extension of our core femininity.
I love my boobies except sometimes when I surf for too long in the cold my fripples – aka frozen nipples – hurt haha.
I love my boobies because they make me feel feminine, sexy and powerful! And what I love most is that everyone is different and unique.
Erin Ashley (left)
After years of not having much of anything as far as boobs go, it took a long time for me to grow into a set that I really loved. For me, having – and more importantly, loving – my boobs was me becoming comfortable with my body and myself.
Jen Smith (right)
What do I love about my boobies? Well, they’ve been a part of me for my whole life. They are mine. There’s not much to them really. Streamline and almost boyish. I think they fit my body and lifestyle you know, form follows function. I let them do what they want. Unless I’m working out, I usually don’t wear a bra. I’m into minimalism, so having minimal boob factor is a blessing for me haha.
What do you love/not love about your boobies?
What do these girls do to show their boobies some love? They check themselves once a month with our Check Yourself! app! Learn to do a breast self-check and schedule an automatic monthly reminder. Available for iOS and Android. Early detection is the key.