Posted by : Wendy B Friday, 9 October 2015

In middle school, I discovered that breasts were a symbol of female social status. This was extremely frustrating because I had none to speak of at the time. There was one girl at school who developed early and got lots of attention from boys. Other girls were of “average” size, but I couldn’t understand why I was still flat-chested. Why didn’t I get boobs like my mom and sister? I was teased by both family and friends about it. My aunt and uncle dubbed their daughter and I, “The Young and the Breastless.” It was all in good fun, I knew, but it still ate away at me. I begged my mom for padded bras, which she obliged me with eventually, but even that was embarrassing because gym class revealed the truth. Jubilee in Uncanny X-Men Annual #13 represented my reality.

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