Bras, love ’em, hate ’em, gotta take them off the minute you get home?
What if you are running from home and a man who beat you with nothing but the clothes on your back? What if you were incarcerated and truly trying to turn your life around? What if you had to return to the job force on a shoestring budget?
It is rare that I complain about it being a man’s world, but when it comes to this aspect of bras, I just might.
You can go to Wal-Mart and buy a cheap, as my dad would have termed it, “over the shoulder boulder holder” for maybe $8 to $10.
But not if you are a double DD and want to be comfortably supported during the work day. Then the price easily doubles or triples.
Want to feel sexy? Lace and colored fabric cost you too.
While many have bought bras determined by a shoestring budget and diligently washed them on delicate and hung them to dry so the elastic would wear longer, how many of us have considered that when a woman leaves a DV situation or prison that one of society’s requirements is that you wear a bra?
The kind people hosting Karma Cups on September 29, 2009 have.
Karma Cups: An Uplifting Affair, is billed as a “Bra Vogue” event.
Creative participants can decorate a bra and enter it for $15. Additional entries are $8. The Grand Prize is $200.
The sponsors, National Advocacy and Training Network‘s Seeds program, Bosom Buddy Bra Recycling and Bravery Project Recycling are educating families in a fun way, collecting bras (bring a clean, fresh, new bra and get in for $5 at the door instead of $12), and raising money for their organizations. There will be music, food, vendors, silent auctions and raffles.
A “bra” way to spend an eventide.
Details: September 29, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Karma Cups, 1710 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ, 85202. Click on Web links in article for more information, or type them into your browser: