The Rack Shack


If you’ve ever had trouble finding a bra that fits – actually, ACTUALLY fits – then I strongly suggest you check out The Rack Shack in Brooklyn.


The store is really cute, to start. Its white walls and elegant peacock decorations give it both a ‘high-end specialty store’ AND welcoming atmosphere. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by the owner, Laura Henny, who was eager to help us find our proper fit.


The store sports a selection of bras sized 28A – 38HH in a wide range of colors and styles. Laura took the time to find the correct size and style that worked for me. I was pretty nervous about trying to find a bra that looked AND felt nice. In fact, I was convinced I wouldn’t find anything. In the end, though, I walked out with a brand new bra that I absolutely adore. No more sliding around or cutting into my sides!


The store also sells various lingerie items as well as sex-positive products like collars.


In terms of pricing, the store is a little on the more expensive side. Unfortunately, that’s expected when you’re looking for high-quality lingerie for body types outside the perceived “norm” (or even in it, frankly). However, I do think that it was worth the price. At the very least I suggest using the store to determine the size and brand you prefer. Additionally, there were a few styles on sale.


All and all, I think The Rack Shack is worth a visit! It’s also really easy to get to – just take the M train to the Central Avenue stop.


Oh, and she’s trans friendly, a feminist, and promotes body positivism. What could be better?


Visit The Rack Shack at

155 Central Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Open weekdays (except Tuesdays) 12pm to 9pm

Open weekends 11am to 6pm



Jessica Gregory is a senior at Barnard and Editor in Chief for Barnard Bite


Animation Nights New York

By Ruby Samuels

Millennials lie on an indoor astroturf lawn, drinking beer and eating m&m’s beneath gigantic glass orb lights and one glass wall. Every variation of animation imaginable is projected onto a screen in front of them. Hand drawn characters who could almost be Popeye or Betty Boop follow a short animation that uses stop motion characters made out of what appears to be scraps of garbage including soap and wire.

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Join PROJECT PENGYOU for Discussion and Dance!

Have you ever wanted to learn about folk dance? Have you ever wanted to try it? Now’s your chance!

Join PROJECT PENGYOU on Saturday, April 15th at 6pm in Lerner West Ramp Lounge for a discussion about folk dance– specifically American Contra Dance!

Anyone interested in trying contra can join them for a beginner’s lesson and group dance downtown in West Village! They’ll leave campus at 7pm and head down to 14th Street together.

Tickets for the lesson are $10 at the door.

Check out their FB page HERE! 



Project Pengyou works to empower and mobilize a new generation of cross-cultural bridge-builders to serve, inspire and transform lives. They aim to lead the fight against systemic xenophobia and to build leadership and power through stories, dialogue, and action.


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COMING SOON: BTE’s One Act Play Festival!

Black Theatre Ensemble’s “The World Is Watching” One Act Festival explores the idea of society’s gaze on black bodies, and the search for identity within the identities that are given to you. Who are you when no one is watching?

The show is comprised of four student-written one acts.

The Haunting Inc. written by Onyekachi Iwu, Directed by Kadaja Brown

Jacqueline “Jack” Lopez is a ghost who has graduated top of her class from Haunting Incorporated. As she works to scare out the family of the house she was assigned, she learns to confront her past and learns there is more to life than scaring.

Colder Than Winter written by Donovan Redd, Directed by Chelsea Miller and Tyler Jones

Colder Than Winter is an exploration of how differences in Black identities affect how Black people differently meet, experience, interpret and cope with Black death.

A Play On Truth written and Directed by Megan Wicks

Aesop struggles with questions of persistence in the face of uncertain truth.

Truest Garden written and directed by Jennell Strong

It’s good to have girlfriends, until one of them has a girlfriend. Longtime friends get together after some time apart for a girls night. It soon becomes apparent that the sister love is not equally distributed.

Come out and support.

Click HERE to purchase tickets! 



Kadaja Brown is a Senior at Barnard and an Editor for Barnard Bite