Curvy Couture Joins in on Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day
October 16th is Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, an awareness campaign designed to put an end to the unknown by promoting public education, patient care and research. Curvy Couture is joining in by sharing a message from one of their followers, a breast cancer survivor who had reconstructive surgery.
Monica Haro reached out to the brand with an interest in the Curvy Couture line. “Plus size women in the breast cancer community are being overlooked,” she said in an email to the brand. “We need sexy and cute bralettes for flatties, uniboobers, and there are those of us like me that have been reconstructed and just need some good bras that are lined nicely and hold us well.”
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Thank you to Cal Maritime Community Art Gallery in partnership between Cal Maritime, the Vallejo Art Walk @vallejoartwalk, and El Comalito Collective @elcomalitocollective for hosting “Beyond The Disease: Breast Cancer Awareness” which will feature my exhibit, “Reconstructed: A Breast Cancer Documentation Project”. Thank you El Comalito Collective for curating this show for Arleene @arleenieeee , Monique @moniquedeanna, and myself. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Cal Martime Art Gallery and El Comalito Collective have partnered with 3 artists who have personal connections to the disease. Arleene is a previvor currently working through her genetic cancer mutations. Monica is a breast cancer survivor who has documented her journey in an uncensored way. Monique is an ally who has lost family members to breast cancer and who has a genetic predisposition herself. #breastcancer #bcam #breastcancerawareness
Monica works as the Community Guide for a breast cancer social and support app, Breast Cancer Healthline. You can check them out on Instagram at @bchealthline. She also works as a volunteer on the board of directors for Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) a non-profit support group in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is installing an exhibit called “Reconstructed: A Breast Cancer Documentation Project” at Cal Maritime Academy. The exhibit documents her breast cancer experience during the month of October.
Curvy Couture prides itself on featuring size inclusive designs, so naturally reaching out to women who have had reconstructive surgery is very important to the brand.
“We spotlight on important topics all year long, to help promote awareness among our strong community is key. We’re hoping you come to our social pages to be inspired and not just sold on intimates,” says Summer Rose Beltran, social media manager for the brand. “Pink ribbons aside, we love sharing stories during Breast Cancer Awareness you’re not used to seeing in the media and giving resources on how to learn more.”
Curvy Couture’s Cotton Luxe Unlined Wire-Free Bra is a top pick among retailers, Summer says. Retailer, Monica Gibson of The Wizard of Bras in Monrovia, CA, says this is their go-to bra for women after surgery because it has a soft, cotton feel and a lined band so nothing irritates the skin.