When I was about 16 years old I traveled to Europe with my club soccer team Bay Oaks to compete in a worldwide soccer tournament. The experience as a whole was brand new.
We made it to the playoffs and had a killer first half. However when we came back out for the 2nd half I learned very quickly I had picked up a fan from the other team. Only problem was this wasn't the type of fan you want on your side.
He yelled boom cha, boom cha, nice and loud each and every time I ran past him on the field. That summer I literally went from an A cup to a D.
I guess I was not supporting my chest properly because he was really giving it to me. At 16 this isn’t a fun experience. Really at any age for that matter. Turns out I am not alone. Just recently an article came out in the New York Times explaining how breast and body changes in teenage girls is driving them out of sports. I am thankful I didn't take it that far. I instead resorted to double and triple bagging my sport bras so I could continue to participate. However being a woman who also developed a underactive thyroid condition at age 16, body image issues were something I had to learn to manage. I truly believe being a female athlete gave me the confidence I needed to overcome those problems. That is why our slogan is "Supporting The Way Women Move." It is extremely important to us to eventually find a way to support every female athlete no matter their financial situation, size or athletic preference.
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