It took only one trip to the mall to show Megan Grassell what was wrong with the bra industry. And 10 months of hard work to figure out how to change it.
Today, the 18-year-old high school senior from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is the founder of Yellowberry, an underwear company that’s making wholesome, age-appropriate bras for girls aged 11-15.
That’s the sort of thing Megan couldn’t find a year ago when she took her kid sister Mary Margaret, then 13, shopping for her first bra.
“It was an awkward moment for her, but a chance for me to show off my sisterly knowledge,” Megan wrote in the Kickstarter pitch that helped get Yellowberryoff the ground.
“I couldn’t believe the bras that she was supposed to buy,” she added. “The choices for her, and for all girls her age, were simply appalling to me. They were all padded, push-up and sexual. Not only that, they did not fit her body properly, which automatically made me wonder ‘Where were the young, cute and realistic bras for girls?’ There were none!”
That ‘Eureka!’ moment was the spark that created Yellowberry — and may have ripple effects throughout the teen lingerie world, which has been the target of significant consumer activism in recent years.
“It was literally like an epiphany,” Megan told Lingerie Talk this week. “I was holding a bra in my hands and I just said, ‘This is not okay. I’m going to make bras for girls.’”
She turned to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter hoping to raise $25,000 to launchYellowberry, and was stunned by the response. When the 30-day campaign ended on Sunday, it had raised almost $42,000 to finance Yellowberry’s first production order, making it one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns everfor an underwear or lingerie start-up.
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My favorite, and one of the most surprising relations, is about how pi connects river flow with bird flight. Imagine a river flowing in uniformly erodible sand under the influence of a gentle slope. The sand can be moved—though not easily—by the pressures of the river flow. Over time, the river’s actual length, divided by the straight-line distance from beginning to end (that is, as the crow flies), will tend toward pi. If you guessed that the circle might be a cause, you would be right. Once again, there is that ubiquitous pi lurking about. Over time, the edges of the river tend to dredge themselves to smoothen out any sharp curves. Pi, and by extension circles, are deeply rooted in our perception of the universe.
Happy Pi Day, y’all!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I really hope you can appreciate the blood sweat and tears that went into finishing this by the 14th. Painting the same thing 16 times is.. fatiguing. But I’m pretty happy with the result, so I guess it was worth it. It was very experimental mixing my portrait painting with animation. I may do more in the future but if so they will definitely have less frames cause damn. Also this is actually a bit bigger, you can see the full size here (x).
Also you can see a step by step here (x).
The importance of remembering grace when we mess up.
REBLOG IF YOU REMEMBER ANY OF THESE
Here are all the games’ links in order :)
YOU ARE A SAINT.
IM SO HAPPY
Coffee this morning at Southside with a friend from church, awesome poetry class this afternoon, and amazing worship tonight with Cru - and I didn’t take any pictures! Instead, here are two other things that make me happy: the latest Relevant magazine and my Bible study workbook. #100happydays #day3
After a great first day back at university - full of interesting classes and great catch-up conversations with good friends - I lost my brand new necklace while biking to lab. Luckily I found it by the bike racks at my college just when I thought it was gone forever! #100happydays #day1
- Take a piece of paper.
- Write down the biggest doubt, fear, struggle, or lie that persists in your life.
- Draw an X through that statement, the heavier the X the better.
- Turn the paper a bit.
- What do you see?
I don’t know about you, but it looks like a cross. Your doubt, fear, struggle, or lie on the back of a cross. It seems like a simple picture, but it’s strikingly accurate for what Christ did on the cross. He died for your sins, but he also died to give you life to the fullest. By giving you this life, he gives you the chance to put to death those doubts, fears, struggles, or lies. Life brings these trials your way, but the offer to give them to God is always present. Put it on the cross. It’s an offer that exists at every moment, so take him up on it.