A fantastic project about bras is making its way across the internet. “What’s Your Nude?” is the collective challenge to bra manufactures everywhere into taking a closer look at what the color “nude” really means.
A friend of mine posted about a bunch of bras strewn across the Hot Metal Bridge in Pittsburgh. Awesome!
Turns out Aerie and Bright Pink are behind this project, appropriately titled “Bras Across The Bridge.” The bras will stay on the bridge for a month before getting washed and donated to various women’s shelters.
Tumblr has a bunch of interesting gifs, pictures, rants, and challenges (like the above) regarding bras. I snagged a few screenshots of the good ones.
Up north I got a chance to interview the artist Emily Duffy, who has created art out of practically everything. From the mundane to the political, the entertaining to the engaging, she’s made sculptures, art cars, prints, and more. Hear what she has to say about one of her past artistic mediums: the bra.
Someone decided this Saturday should be National No Bra Day. According to the Facebook event, more than 200,000 people are supporting this day, while 700,000 people aren’t sure, might, or definitely will not participate.
What about you? Do you plan on going braless tomorrow, or are you keeping everything strapped?
Talk more about it on the L-TAB forum.
I visited the harbors west of here to catch up with Arturo and Melissa. These two interviews were fantastic for a few reasons; I got a chance to officially meet both of them, it was my first run interviewing two people back-to-back, and we get a bra story from a man for the first time
Today I had a chance to interview one of my best friends, Katie. We talked about going braless, breast standards across the world, and embarrassing bra incidents. At one point she exclaims, “no nipples! no nipples!” in a mockery of our conventional thinking and behavior, citing our Barbie ideals as a reference. Katie also explains how there are two types of bras–the best friend bras and the fuck buddy bras.
Here’s a quick clip of the interview where Katie rants about unhooking bra straps. ( more )
I talked with singer Saliz Franco about bras, breasts, and Hollywood. Apparently idealized beauty has no limits when it comes to managing breasts, boobs, bras, and bodies under the limelight. We talked about the lengths directors go to in order to “perfect” the look of a woman on-screen.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to approach the bra donations for the L-TAB project. I don’t want to profit off of old bras, so for now my plan is to bring them over to rural villages in the Philippines for girls and women to use. Ever since I was a kid, we shipped our hand-me-downs across the ocean to my cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces to use. When I went back for a visit in 2005, I was completely shocked to see our old shoes, t-shirts, shorts, and dresses actually being worn several years later.
Originally, your bra donations will be used in a variety of ways for the L-TAB Project. I’ll be creating a stop-motion video for the documentary (as well as a standalone animation) of dancing and moving bras. Then, once the end of August hits, I’ll be taking the L-TAB Project as well as your bras to Burning Man. Check out the Burning Man section to read more about how the L-TAB Project will transform, once we hit the playa.
When I’m finished with the L-TAB documentary, I plan on making my way over to the Philippines to work on a documentary about the rural school system–or lack their of. It’s been my mom’s dream for a while to build a library, or an education center, where kids in nearby villages can sleep over (instead of walking miles back home) and read, write, do homework, talk with other serious students, maybe even use a computer. I guess I’m getting ahead of myself in this post, but it’ll be a pretty big project.
In closing…please consider donating. Your bra donation will indirectly help this all snowball into progressive action. Thank you!
To send multiple bras, please email me for more information: hello (at) letstalkaboutbras (dotcom)
Or if you would like to send one bra to me, feel free to ship it to my PO BOX (which is very small, hence why I can only accept one bra):
hello eira (re: 1 bra)
PO BOX 3172
According to Fox News:
Lindsay is “no stranger to self destruction,” and is “doing a number on her breasts” by “refusing to wear a bra.”
Here’s another lol-worthy moment (or cynically depressing, depending on you ask):
…when you don’t wear a bra, “the distance between the nipple and the crease below the breast becomes longer and stretched looking rather unnatural.”
Read the hilarious (yet sad) analysis of the story at Jezebel. And of course, the original Fox article, “Lindsay Lohan vs. Gravity: Is Actress Jeopardizing Comeback With Bra-Free Lifestyle?”