Women’s Center supports the girls

Claire Smith

Features Editor


Photo by Lauren Morgan/The News

While clothing can be expensive, the Murray State Women’s Center recently opened a resource to alleviate the cost of bras.

The Bra Closet gives students in need two free bras and students with extra gently-used bras a place to donate them.

Abigail Cox, the Women’s Center coordinator, said the resource was announced in November 2018. The launch was announced through flyers posted in the residential colleges and social media announcements.

“The Women’s Center has been looking for practical and tangible ways to support students,” Cox said. “A few years back, I had a couple of student workers who had mentioned in conversation how expensive bras are, and recalling that conversation was really the spark for this particular idea.”

Hayden Petty, freshman from Scottsville, Kentucky, said she would donate to the Bra Closet.

“It’s important because it helps those who may not be able to afford nice bras,” Petty said.

She said bras are vital and, while she doesn’t have a need for the closet, it’s something she would donate to.

Precious Lynch, junior from Louisville, Kentucky, said bras are expensive and that if she had extra bras she would donate.

“Not everyone can afford bras, and they’re pretty important,” Lynch said.

This semester, four people have made use of the Bra Closet. Donations can be dropped off at the Women’s Center in suite C102 of the Applied Science Building. The Women’s Center also provides free feminine hygiene products and advocacy services. 

To make an appointment for the Bra Closet contact the Women’s Center. Appointments take place Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.