lululemon | Episode 2: Boob Truth Tuesdays

lululemon | Episode 2: Boob Truth Tuesdays


BC or AD, like before boobs
or after boobs? The moment
that I got my period, well I got it at the Cathedral
of Notre Dame in Montreal, and then I kid you not,
it’s like the next day, my boobs showed up!
It just like, bloop! What the heck!? And so I always
associated my period with literally coming
into my womanhood and I got it at a church,
so I was like, this is divine intervention. (off screen) Do you have a
nickname for your boobs? I don’t really have a, no. They have an energy though. Big boob energy, definitely. So, guys this is the first time
I’m coming out with this. So my boobies, there’s two
stories to them. One is I got them, God gave me them in the
Cathedral of Notre Dame, and then I got a pair
in Colombia. So these
are breast implants. So I grew up in Colombia,
didn’t really fit into the mould of what it meant to be this
“ideal woman”. In fact, I struggled a lot with
my weight, so I did a lot of yo-yoing,
going up and down, and then I lost weight, and my boobs were
significantly different. Like, significantly. We all have different boobs, different sizes,
shapes, slightly. But this one was just noticeably, noticeably,
noticeably different. And it was really kind of
a little bit traumatic for me. So I struggled a lot with
self-esteem issues, body issues, so we proceeded to go
and see a plastic surgeon. And I remember saying Please don’t make me
look like, crazy. I just want them to be
full and symmetrical. It’s funny ’cause you think,
“Oh you got the boobs!” “And now you’re happy!” But I wasn’t. I was happy as soon as I got
them, and then shortly after, people start looking
at you differently. It was great that I got them,
but now that I got them, I’m being kind of
demonized a bit. And I even demonized
myself a bit like, the self-judgement came in
a lot like, I’m not real. I’m fake now.
I’m plastic. And, when I dropped that
self-judgement, ’cause people are going to
judge you regardless, but it’s like, when you don’t
judge yourself? Phew! When you can change that
narrative? Oh man. They’re beautiful
and they’re mine and nobody
can tell me otherwise. (off camera) I want to know
how many bras you own, versus how many bras
you wear. Oh my god
that’s so funny, yes! I own, probably a good, I want to say 20?
20-25 bras? I wear… two. I think it’s like anything,
like a good pair of heels. Once you break into it
and then it just knows and it hugs you properly. I think that’s why
we own so many, ’cause it’s like, “This one is
going to be it!” We’re really striving
to find that perfect fit. And then we all go back to that raggedy, skin-tone… skin-tone bra, that looks like
a granny’s, but it works! Ha! I sound so sexy! We go and we have
these images of what we think
that we should look like. So we go in search
of an image, but because we’ve been
so overly sexualized that a bra needs
to be like this, pff, lace, and this, you know
it’s like, it’s mumbo-jumbo. What do you feel?
If it feels good go for it, ’cause if you feel good,
you’re going to look good! You know? I can’t believe I just said
mumbo-jumbo ha! (off camera) Do you
have any, and if you do, any insecurities
about your boobs? Um… Honestly right now no,
thank god! Let me take that back. Do I have insecurities
about my boobs? Yes, I think I forever… we will always have
insecurities about ourselves. Now how long do I stay in
that insecurity has changed. It’s about learning
to pull yourself out. ’cause we’re all going to have
negative thoughts about our boobs, our body, our face, our nails,
our hair, whatever. They’ll always be there
knocking at your door. But you don’t
have to let them in. I’m grateful for you, boobs! If my boobs made a sound,
it would be, like a (whistles). Yeah, they’d be cat-calling
other boobs! Boo-boo-boo-boooooooobs! I’m Jess Sanchez,
artist, designer, and beauty aficionado. These are my boobs,
and this is their truth. They are free,
and they are cute.