There’s no denying that the first thing to catch anyone’s attention about this little organization is the name. Excuse me, you want me to check my what? Nowadays, I say boobies so often that it doesn’t even phase the people close to me. But in a place where I might be representing CYB, I still get the occasional eyebrow raise. Most of the time, followed by an amused giggle or smile.
So when I saw articles about kids suspended from school for wearing “I (heart) boobies” bracelets (breast cancer related) in many parts of this country, I had to rethink this word that’s become so ingrained in my everyday vocabulary. I get that it may ring as boldly inappropriate or embarrassing to some. To me, pre-internship and today, it is perfectly cool and catchy. As for the suspended students, the federal court has ruled “boobies” to be okay, as long as it is used in the legitimate context of breast cancer awareness. Score.
But still, why “Check Your Boobies?” Well, the first aim is the catch your attention. The second is to let you know that it’s okay to talk about the boobies. Third, is to talk about them in a way that doesn’t bring shame or fear. That would be a CYB party foul. And we are so thankful for the public that welcomes this attitude and shares our motto.
Exactly one month from today, we’ll be celebrating at our annual fundraiser, CYB’s achievements with hundreds of guests giving in the name of future Check Your Boobies parties. We hope to see you there!