The eight letters linked to on this page were written by Hourglassy readers who remember what it was like to be a developing teenager. Please share them with the young women in your life who are learning to accept and work with the bodies they were born with. Or read them for yourself to feel great about what you have!
“Think about the other big chested women you’ve seen: from porn stars, to librarians hiding underneath thick sweaters, to Marilyn Monroe, or perhaps an older woman who hasn’t heard that a good bra can bring her boobs from her stomach to above her waist. Go ahead, laugh. You know it’s true.
The only difference between those women (besides age, race, childhoods, etc., but you get the picture) is how they approach their breasts. “
“Suddenly this mildly depressed teenager who had virtually no self esteem and hated her body and never considered herself attractive was confident, cheerful and obviously proud of her stunning body. She will happily wear bikinis and v-necked tops; she’s even stopped complaining about her ass which hasn’t altered at all.”
“Each time someone says something about them I’m always surprised, because I don’t think of myself as ‘the girl with the big boobs.’ And neither are you! Not to get all Hallmark moment on you here, but we are whole, complete, amazing, talented women who have so much to offer. But you know what? I didn’t feel that way until I got the right support, in more ways than one.”
“First off, you’re not a freak. Fashion is a trickle-down business: The high fashion you see on runways winds its way down to the fast fashion and department store items that probably populate your wardrobe. And those runway designs are created with one body type in mind: thin, tall, and no curves.”
“We are not ‘too small’ for ‘normal’ bras. We are great the way we are. We simply have to look for lingerie at the right place. And no salesperson, however important she may be, has the right to tell me I should ‘look at the children’s department’ ever again.”
“The numbers and letters don’t really matter – the important part is that a poorly fitting one will not help you stand tall and say, ‘This is me, and I love every bit of myself.’”
“It’s not a deal breaker either way for most people, but you will find someone who loves you for you AND loves your boobs. And that’s good because they’re a part of you.”
“And again, for the hundredth time, you left the store in defeat, wondering why you were such a freak. You’ve been considering a breast reduction for months now. ‘Why can’t I wear pretty things like all the other 15-year-olds?’ you asked yourself tearfully.”