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How has clothing been a part of your work life - Does it factor? Does it stress you? Have you faced judgment? How do you choose what to wear to work?

Early on in my career, a male co-worker approached me. He was incredibly concerned and told me that my breasts were being talked about by other male co-workers. He told me that I needed to make sure that I wore high neck shirts, so that the guys couldn’t see any cleavage. He blamed me for the fact that they were objectifying me. I was wearing a scoop neck and cardigan. Completely work appropriate. After that, I stressed about what I wore every day. For years, I would wear a “uniform”, with mostly shapeless tops and pants, to be more work appropriate. It took me a while to recalibrate and wear what I’m comfortable in

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Sharon Reddehase

Executive Director, Naturally Network

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