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Happy Thanksgiving (And 5 Things I'm Grateful For)

I'm going to be totally honest today: I've never cared for Thanksgiving. I know that's not a popular sentiment, but...I'm a vegetarian. Suffice it to say, I'm not hyped for the mass slaughter of birds and it's been an awkward conversation to broach with my carnivore relatives in the past. But the idea behind the holiday has always been close to my heart: surrounded by people you love and a warm meal while expressing gratitude for life's good fortune. I can get down with that. In the spirit of the holiday, I wanted to share five things I'm grateful for:

A Welcoming, Warm Community of Bloggers
There's no other way to say it: My fellow full bust bloggers are an awesome set of ladies. Before I began blogging, I knew it was a communal activity. However, I never realized the full extent of the group I was joining. I read full bust blogs every day and I wouldn't still be writing my heart out if it weren't for the inclusive, celebratory, and encouraging community of writers, fitters, and lingerie lovers I found online. I couldn't be more grateful to the women who've welcomed me in the last year.

Amazing Readers
I'm gonna get all Taylor Swift about this one and say, "OHMYGOD!". When it comes to my readers, I've been ridiculously lucky. Miss Underpinnings readers, you are the BEST ever! When I see other bloggers write about trolls or criticism, I simply can't relate. My readers have emailed me in the kindest manner, happily supported each other in comments, and generally ROCKED from day one. I've never had to delete a comment over body snark nor have I had to deal with pesky pervs.

Damn Fine Lingerie
As a full bust laday living in America, there's tons to complain about the selection and fitting practices nationwide. Except for a few shining beacons of hope, there are few boutiques or department stores I trust with my tits. Victoria's Secret? Don't get me started...EXCEPT. There's a ton of gorgeous lingerie out there for the full bust market and I'm so thankful for brands like Evollove, Miss Mandalay, Freya, Ewa Michalak and Panache who keep churning out new and interesting ideas for hard-to-find sizes.  From what I've seen in the last year, these companies are truly attuned to their market and pushing the "established" limits of innovation, design, and construction. I'm proud to count myself as a customer and grateful for their vision of lacey, pretty things.

Courageous Small Businesses
I believe it takes real courage to be a small business owner. In a world where you can buy a panty or t-shirt for $1, it takes guts to open an online store selling original, hand sewn designs. Nicola of Knickerocker and Sarah of Ohhh Lulu Lingerie are my absolute heroes on Etsy while Ewa, Kinga of BiuBiu, and Ola of Urkye continue to astound me with their authentic vision and unique perspective. I'm tremendously grateful to these artists and visionaries who are sticking to their passions and creating gorgeous clothes for the DD+ ladies of the world.

Whether you're into the turkey carving or not, I'd love to hear what you're grateful for this Thanksgiving! Also, do you traditionally share what you're grateful for, or is it just my hippie family? 

One Comment

  1. aw, thanks so much for the mention :)) (nic from knickerocker xx)


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