My breast started growing when i was 10. Every few months I would have to up size to bigger bras until I stopped growing for awhile at the age of 13 at 28 DD. Back then department stores didn’t carry those sizes. If you were past a D the bras were plus size and band sizes didn’t go below 30. I had to wear a 34 C to compensate. I’ll never forget when the store lady measured me, my mom looked like she wanted to cry. I hated my breast. Not only was I made to feel abnormal when shopping but this instantly made boys treat me different. I was teased. I recall boys poking my boobs then running away. I would wear sports bras and extra large t-shirts to try to hide them. I took ballet and had to switch to modern dance because the teacher said my breast were too big to be taken seriously as a ballerina. “People will not focus on the performance because her breast are so big!” It wasn’t until high school I started to appreciate them. But the theme of not fitting in returned when I decided to model. Once again the focus was on my breast size. By then I was a 30 E. I was told designers would not want me in their shows because my breast would distract from their design. Thankfully, i did not listen like when i wanted to be a ballerina and i was able to do a few photoshoots and runway shows. Thru all of this as fashion became more my focus shopping became harder. No-one talks about the task of finding shirts that fit. It had to hug my breast but not make me look like I had a belly around the waist. Maybe show some cleavage but couldn’t expose my bra. Too tight around the bust and my breast will look smashed.
This is why I’m so passionate. I want N-Dowd to be the symbol of skinny, busty girl who are appreciated and not told what they can’t do. If N-Dowd was a woman she would be confident, a goal crusher, someone who gives 2 shits what you expect her to be. She’s not over sexualized but she’s not ashamed of her assets either. A brand where we aren’t seen as an abnormal size to be hawked at but to be celebrated.