August 05 2021 – Brooklyn Cooper
For the month of August, SUVA Beauty is partnering with Qmunity’s BBB Program. The BBB program is the bra, binder and breast form exchange which provides trans and gender diverse youth with free access to gender affirming garments.
Shaina Azad sat down with Sam Porta, the Pride and Outreach Coordinator at Qmunity, to learn more about the BBB program at Qmunity and how others can provide their support. Sam is a recent graduate from the Global and International Studies program at Carleton University and brings their experience from the Gay and Lesbian Archives in Johannesburg, South Africa and a variety of departments with the Government of Canada.
So what is a bra, binder and breast form?
Bra: A garment that supports your chest, typically with two cups
Binder: A compression garment that gives the appearance of a flat chest
Breast form: Prosthetic breasts / Non-surgical breast implants
5 reasons to join the BBB Program:
- It’s free
- It’s confidential
- It’s available across British Columbia
- It’s inclusive (various colors and fits)
- It provides you with a community
How can YOU help?
- Engage on socials (share, repost, like etc.)
- Donate bras, binders and breast forms
- Attend an event
- Check out the website at https://qmunity.ca/
- Donate funds
Want to get in touch with Qmunity? Here’s how!
Come down to the office between Monday-Friday at 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC from 10am-2pm to say hi, email email@example.com or call (604) 684-5307 ext. 100.
“Self-discovery is a continuous process,” Sam says. “And Qmunity is here to support.”