It's a year I'll never forget. In seventh grade, I was one of the girls who stuffed their bras with tissue in hopes of appearing more mature. But by eighth grade, I was naturally approaching D-cups. Now, at 25, I'm a 34DDD and 5'4. And while my friends always talk about how great it is to have bigger cups, asking me if they can have some themselves, to me, they're a straight-up nuisance. Clothes don't fit as well as I'd like, my bra straps have created permanent indents in my shoulders, and I can't sleep without a bra. Yep, you read that right. That "aaah" feeling that many women have when they get home and remove their bras is a moment that usually results in added discomfort for me.
And I'm not alone. Influencer Nicol Concilio just announced to fans on Instagram that she's undergoing a breast reduction and she's paying a lower price than others. And while there's nothing wrong with a great discount, fans are angry that the price of being a woman and comfort comes at such a price.
And much to the surprise of many, the procedure was discounted.
She made the announcement on her Instagram before undergoing surgery. "For today's surgery I want to be transparent and say I am getting a slight discount for showing you guys the procedure, I'm doing this because I truly think it will be educational for my girls out there who are contemplating a reduction/lift," she wrote.