Let’s Talk Tits

Can you still be body positive and want your twins, melons, jugs, tatas, tits, breasts, boobs (whatever you want to call them) lifted?

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Last week a documentary filmmaker approached me about taking part in a docu-series on "body change". (For the purpose, of this article, I will call him Mr T.) Mr T. wanted to interview me, as a plus size model, body positive activists and blogger, on the reasons as to why people want to change their body, and why some don't. Without much dialogue, I suspected he believed my résumé suggested I don't want to change my body and therefore would in some way represent women of a size 16 and above on why being fat is fabulous.

That was a joke; he didn't say being fat is fabulous...and neither did I, being YOU is fabulous, but I digress!

His email triggered something within me. How can I call myself a body positive activist, but want to fly to Atlanta to visit Crawford Plastic Surgery, and get my tatas done - I watch way too much Lifetime Television, forgive me for the specifics.

For the last five years, my weight has yo-yoed and so have my boobs. Between genetics and my fluctuated waistband, my 19-year-old chest doesn't point to the ceiling, or the wall...they stare with intent at the floor. Now, I've never had any complaints from anyone...not that I show off my tits to everyone, making my statement slightly invalid, or particularly care about what my lovers think about them. But the idea of going braless gives me nightmares and having to go bra shopping because my bulldozers have fucked up the new scaffolding that a bought just three months ago, is the biggest bane of my life. Not to mention how expensive bras can get once your pass a D cup, and I'm well and truly passed that.

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So, in a perfect world where I wasn't in student debt and had a whole heap of cash to spend on my chest, a flight to ATL to get a breast reduction and lift would be at the top of my to-do list.

But how do I then promote self-love and acceptance, without sounding like a fraud? While my issues with my boobies aren't all to do with vanity - I do suffer from back pains when menstruating; I still wondered whether the two could co-exist. So, I did the "normal" thing a millennial does when they want to know what others think about a subject, asked Twitter, of course!

An outstanding 76% of people said yes, someone can be body positive and still want their boobs done. While 17% said nope - leaving no explanation or reason.

So, what do you think?

 

Article by: Lauren Nicole Coppin Campbell

www.fashionkiller.co.uk 

@laurennicolefk