Thursday, August 4, 2011

Buy a Good Bra

A fellow derby brother or sister shared this link recently: Never Skate With Scissors, And Other Advice For Surviving Roller Derby

It changed my life.

Okay, not really. But it did give me some wonderful things to think about.

Remember about 20 sentences ago when I said to "get low?" Well, you probably aren’t skating low enough yet. Get lower.
Every time I'm moving with skates on my feet, I think of this.

But here's my real favorite:
Future roller derby skaters, if I had only one piece of advice to offer regarding your upcoming derby career, it would be this: Invest in a good bra. Regardless of the size of your chest or budget, do yourself this favor and indulge. Like a loyal friend, a good bra will support you when you need it most, it will lift you when you’re feeling down and it will help you stand firm in the face of your adversaries. Treat this bra with care. Never put it in the washing machine. Do not sleep in it. Some day when you look back on the photos of yourself skating, you'll thank me.

For real.

Photo courtesy Steve Yates

I'd like to thank Victoria's Secret for making a padded push-up full-coverage cotton bra that adjusts to become a racerback. This is my first time skating in anything other than a sports bra, and for photo purposes I'm not sure I can ever go back.

And I promise not to show my boobs to my blog readers again any time soon.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is on my shopping list!