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By Michelle and Robyn Lytle
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About

This project will help us spread the word about our mission during one of Chicago's busiest times--The Chicago Pride Parade on June 28, 2015. Over 900,000 people attended last year! We want to offer a fun experience for our supporters and give Chicago a Pride Parade float to remember! 

We are Robyn and Michelle Lytle–a Chicago-based couple on a mission.

Michelle came up with the idea for The TaTa Top in response to a story Robyn told her about an incident at a Chicago beach. Robyn had been hosting two Dutch women as a cultural exchange, and they were not familiar with the topless laws in the U.S. When they went to visit one of Chicago’s beaches, they didn’t think twice about running into the lake topless for a quick swim on a hot summer day. Chaos ensued, and a male lifeguard told them they had to leave unless they covered their nipples. Once he realized they were visiting from abroad, he explained that “it’s illegal to expose nipples in America.” The women were confused, as the lifeguard stood there with his own nipples exposed. The pair relayed the story to Robyn later that day, and she was stumped when it came to attempting to explain why the law existed. It was just how things had always been…

Always one to push boundaries and challenge authority, Michelle decided that The TaTa Top was the perfect way to stir things up and get people questioning the current law. The idea was born! As the idea developed, so did our goals.

From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to use a sense of humor to shed light on some serious issues while simultaneously raising funds for two areas we are extremely passionate about: breast cancer awareness and body positivity. It’s great to create a product that makes people laugh, but it’s even better to be able to do something very serious with that success. 

Never in the history of the world have nipples on a bikini top had the potential to make such a statement and have such an impact!

Risks and challenges

We have already discussed our parade application with the City of Chicago, and we have gotten a building quote for a float and confirmed that it would be built in time.

The only real risk we face is that there is a big rain storm or disaster and Chicago decides to cancel their Pride Parade. In the 10+ years we have attended this event, this has never happened! We have a strong feeling that no matter what--rain or shine, the show will go on!

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    Receive a personalized TaTa Top "Thank You" card. We appreciate your support!

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    Receive a beverage koozie featuring a TaTa Top design print. Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

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    Receive your very own TaTa Top--any size, any skin tone!

    Skin Tone: Light, Medium, and Dark
    Sizes: XS-XXL (fits like a standard triangle string bikini top)

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    Receive a TaTa Top of your very own--any size, any skin tone...AND receive a spot to walk alongside our float in Chicago's Annual Pride Parade on June 28, 2015!

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