My next #SHERO is the lovely Kate Taylor, founder of Evenly, a company that provides products for women with uneven breasts. Although Kate is not a cancer survivor herself, she is working to make the lives of survivors better which is why I felt it was important to share her amazing story! Here it is:
“I have been working on launching a product for women with breast asymmetry for nearly 3 years now and in 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, the Evenly brand finally launched at a time when women need it more than ever.
No two breasts are symmetrical, but for the majority of women the difference in their breast size, volume or shape is significant, causing them a lot of physical discomforts and crushed self-confidence. For survivors of breast cancer, asymmetries can be even more pronounced, especially following life-saving lumpectomies. Some women choose to have breast reconstruction surgery, but the women who don’t are left to find ways to balance their breasts or risk back, neck, and shoulder pains as a result of wearing a symmetrical bra that does not support them properly.
Recently, charity Breast Cancer Now reported that thousands of women who want to have breast reconstruction surgery are, due to the pandemic, facing lengthy delays as the NHS struggles to cope. They report “Women with breast cancer have told us these delays are causing them huge anxiety, low self-esteem and damaged body confidence, and all at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has denied them access to face-to-face support from healthcare professionals and charities.” With women almost twice as likely as men to have lost their job due to the pandemic (University of Exeter, 2020) privately-funded surgery or expensive medical prostheses are often not a viable option for these women.
Evenly’s Bra Balancers come in a range of sizes and volumes and provide women with an affordable solution whilst they wait for surgery, or indeed as a complete alternative to it. The deep concave shape supports your smaller breast and provides the necessary weight to balance the absence of breast tissue on the smaller side and allow your bra to do its job properly by spreading the weight of your breasts more evenly across your neck and back. I know a lot of women don’t want to wear something in their bra, so I’m also working tirelessly away in the background to create an adjustable bra that doesn’t need an additional separate balancer.
Although I’ve been fortunate to never have suffered cancer myself, my aunt had breast cancer and I really understand the importance of feeling comfortable and confident so you can fight strong and show cancer who is boss. Even if just one woman feels better from using one of my products, the 3 years I’ve spent getting this far will all be worth it.”
I think you’ll agree that Kate is doing an amazing job supporting women who are either born with or left with uneven breasts. I personally had natural asymmetries before but surgeries for breast cancer made them even more pronounced, so I think it’s great to see a product to support this. Check out the Evenly range here: www.evenlybreasts.com
There are lots of products out there designed to make cancer warriors and survivors’ lives easier. If you are experiencing lash thinning or loss then C-Lash Volume could be the perfect solution for you.
Thanks for reading!
Love from Cody.