I am, not for the first time in my life, lost in the bra aisles of M&S.
T-shirt , sports, comfort, underwired, plunge, push up, full cup, balcony, lace, embroidered… the list seems endless. And I’m not entirely sure where to begin…
Because this is an entirely new area for me.
Not just bra shopping, but exploring my femininity in general.
I spent many years denying my womanhood. I felt vulnerable as a woman, powerless, weak. I didn’t like it, so I rejected it, suppressing it.
Now, however, through yoga, therapy and some super awesome role models, I feel comfortable enough to embrace who I am as a woman.
So the next question is: how do I express this?
Because, really, bras are just a prop (pun intended)
Femininity isn’t whether you wear a bra or not. It comes from holding your swagger. It comes from knowing that you are a Woman. It comes from owning who you are to the nth degree.
In the same way that no bra size fits all, there is no one way of expressing this.
It could be through your hair, your clothes, your make up. On another level, it could be through your work, your children, or even your relationships.
The important thing is that you find it. And once you have, you flaunt it.
I have not yet found what my ‘it’ is. I am still in the changing rooms, fiddling with the straps metaphorically speaking.
But, actually, I don’t mind.
What I once saw as a chore, I now view with joy. Seeing it as an exploration, an experiment, a journey.
Maybe I’ll find lots of different ways of expressing my femininity. I don’t know.
And I invite you to not know with me.
Explore yourself a little. How do you express your womanhood? And are you willing to put 100% of your woman into it?
Because if you are, I believe the world will listen. No matter what cup size you are.
Learn more about my super awesome role models:
- Elloa Atkinson
- Qoya Collective UK (BIG love to Kate Taylor and Melanie Murphy De Vincent)
- Grace Dares
- Rachel Gedney (Divine Feminine Wisdom)