Women have always been known to look out for one another, empower each other, and stand together for anything that upholds their right to be heard, express themselves, and pursue their dreams freely. The collective strength of women is undeniable and very inspiring. The Burning Bra, a non-profit organization, represents women empowerment and freedom, and the results have been nothing but inspiring so far.
The Burning Bra is 100% female-owned and operated. It sustains itself and its advocacies by raising funds to provide relevant resources to women in need or those in search of assistance. The women behind the non-profit organization understand that every woman goes through many seasons in life. Some of them are exceptionally good, while others can be very damaging. Nonetheless, the inner strength of a woman compels and enables her to press on despite being in pain or going through suffering. Putting together the strength and passion of more than one woman can change the course of history as The Burning Bra labors to create a community where women can support one another in their respective life journeys and help one another whenever there is a need.
The non-profit organization was co-founded by three inspiring and driven women: Monica Morgan and her beautiful daughters, Britt Taylor and Ashley Meador. The concept behind The Burning Bra started out as a passion project for Britt, an accountant, and her sister Ashley, who is a full-time police officer, wife, and mother. Monica and her daughters found a common cause that they are passionate about: helping others.
“I believe women have a voice and deserve to be heard,” Monica explains. “If we can entrust females to be COOs of their homes, hold high positions in the places where they work, while juggling all of the things a modern-day mom has on her plate, then we certainly should not place constraints on what women can and cannot do, nor should the value of a position or job be dictated by the sex of an individual. This pandemic not only took a major toll on women, which causes me to wonder in their absence in the workplace, how will the workforce and workplace change?”
The story behind the name The Burning Bra is derived from a historic event in the 1960s when women burned their bras as a form of protest. The act symbolized their freedom from the control of men and their decision to make a stand for themselves, to never be apologetic for being a woman, and to never be curtailed by what men viewed as appropriate or not. That celebration of freedom became the inspiration behind The Burning Bra as the organization established itself in three areas of focus: women empowerment, foster care and adoption, and community support and education.
Just like everyone else, a lot of women were badly hit during the pandemic. The Burning Bra is searching for 25 founding members that will commit to the cause of helping women rise to the occasion and overcome challenges together. By growing its tribe, the organization hopes to establish itself as a self-sustaining group.
The founders are looking at opportunities to host conferences annually in the future and invite motivational speakers, coaches, and other women-led brands to participate and draw inspiration from one another. Being there for and educating one another are two of the things they hope to accomplish through these events. Interested partners and donors can learn more about The Burning Bra by visiting its website. Follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram for updates on its latest projects.