In response to a recent 60 Minutes episode featuring a young mum who had been recently diagnosed with breast cancer, it is shocking to our community of women who have faced mastectomy, that the reporter referred to this young women's breasts as "just boobs".
In any context a comment like this can be hurtful and to a woman faced with having her breast or breasts removed it is all the more insensitive.
The media also sensationalized this young woman's right to take control of her treatment and get a second opinion resulting in a more conservative approach to her surgery
While following our passion and driving our cause sometimes we come across individuals in our community who just seem to 'get it' and can identify the value in our work and through their talent they can hep to provide a platform and a voice that otherwise is impossible. Sam Halpern from Jetty Blue Photography is one of those individuals and she is working with Reclaim Your Curves and some beautiful women to capture their story as they journey through breast reconstruction towards recovery.
from Jetty Blue blog...
Every once in a blue moon an opportunity comes along to be a part of a movement that has the potential to make a difference in thousands of women’s lives. Wouldn’t you do what you could to help? I have been very fortunate to have been gifted the opportunity to use my skills as an artist to raise awareness for an amazing charity called Reclaim Your Curves. They are a very brave and driven group of women who have decided that through their own painful experience of not just breast cancer, but breast reconstruction, that they would band together to try and make the journey for other women through the maze of reconstruction a little easier.
Read more here at Jetty Blue blog