1st annual Brava! WNY

Join us for a night of memoir about the place of bras in our lives to benefit women and girls

Featuring an exhibition by WNY artists on the place of brassieres in their lives, the pieces will touch on the subject of bras from many viewpoints, from the poignant to the hilarious.


  • Bras are one of the most in-demand clothing items for women in need, especially larger sizes;
  • Bras can be prohibitively expensive; women are often forced to choose between basic needs (food for children) and a bra;
  • Bras, on average, last less than 12 months.

BraVa! WNY

Friday, November 2nd, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
The Atrium @ 500 Seneca

500 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY

ADMISSION: $35 + A BRA TO DONATE  (New with tags – size D and larger are encouraged!)
Students receive $10 discount off admission

Ticket includes hors d’oeuvres and two complimentary drinks.

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Your PayPal receipt is your ticket. For admission, please remember to bring a printed copy, or display the receipt on your smartphone.


Submissions open Tuesday, September 4th and close Friday, October 12th.

YWCA Western New York invites artists to submit poems, monologues, essays, or songs about the place of brassieres in their lives.

Each submitted work is limited to 750 words or less. Songs should be no more than five minutes in duration and should include lyrics and MP3 file. Please, no sexualized pieces should be submitted.

Submissions must be in MS Word or MP3 format and emailed to: submissions@justbuffalo.org. Please include BRAVA! WNY SUBMISSION in subject line.

Please also include the following information:

  • Title of the work
  • Short bio
  • Contact information

Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a juried-panel from Just Buffalo Literary Center. Just Buffalo Literary Center’s mission is to create and strengthen communities through the literary arts. We believe in the love of reading, the art of writing, and the power of the literary arts to transform individual lives and communities.

Artists will be selected and notified no later than Friday, October 19, 2018. Selected artists will perform their work at Brava! WNY on Friday, November 2, 2018, 5pm – 8pm, at The Atrium @ 500 Seneca, Buffalo, NY.


Brava! Western New York is made possible through a generous partnership with YWCA of the Greater Capital Region and the following Brava! WNY sponsors and partners:

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