It's something women don't want to talk about. Or if we want to, we don't. It's uncomfortable, embarrassing, and a little too intimate. But the reality is that most women have some level of breast asymmetry. In fact, studies show that about 80% of women share this experience.
Before having breast cancer, I don't know if my breasts were uneven. I guess I never thought about it, or didn't notice. But that all changed after multiple surgeries and radiation. At first I only talked about it with breast cancer survivors. Breast asymmetry wasn't something I had ever talked about with my friends and women that know me well. It felt easier to talk about it with survivors who had gone through the same treatment and life changes.
It wasn't until I started opening up about my idea to create a swimsuit for breast asymmetry, that I had so many women approach me to tell me that their breasts are naturally asymmetric. Many of them had never shared this about themselves before. I had never been this open, but I realized how many women need this, and haven't been able to talk about it. That's why it meant so much to open a platform for women to feel comfortable, share their needs, find their solutions and realize that no one is really alone in anything they experience. We just need to start the conversation.