Here is an article from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Newsletter that focuses on Tina, me and the current trend in mastectomy tattoos. Yep, it is a trend. We met at her shop and photographer Robert Hood took a few shots of us together. Here is the picture of me. Click the link below to… Read More Another tattoo post
I was on the front page of Today.com. Well, the tattoo was anyway… I’ve been interviewed for various magazines that are running the mastectomy tattoo angle this year but this is the first article that has a picture besides Tina’s old file copy. Tina and I got together and did a real photo shoot. So… Read More On the News Front, no pun intended
Did you see this article in the Guardian? Of course you didn’t. You can click the link at the bottom of this post to read it now because I am mentioned in it, and… they spelled all my names correctly! That is the Guardian, as in Guardian, UK. Yes, the paper everyone is reading in… Read More Women choose body art over reconstruction after cancer battle
Facebook Allows Mastectomy Photos: Tattooed Model In Controversial Picture Speaks Out Now lest I sound ironic, people really need access to a community site for pictures like this. When I was considering the surgery, I would have loved to have been able to see pictures like you all can now. I just honestly can’t say I… Read More Yesterday Facebook, today,Yahoo, tomorrow… ?
Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos which states: Does Facebook allow post-mastectomy photos? Yes. We agree that undergoing a mastectomy is a life-changing experience and that sharing photos can help raise awareness about breast cancer and support the men and women facing a diagnosis, undergoing treatment, or living with the scars of cancer.… Read More Facebook posts their new policy on mastectomy photos
Since Angelina Jolie’s news, I’ve seen several points repeated, so I’ll address them: “She should have waited until she actually had cancer.” This actually reflects several misunderstandings: of Cancer itself, a confusion between systemic and localized cancer, and a lack of knowledge about mastectomy procedures. She couldn’t have had the surgery she had if she… Read More Prophylactic Mastectomy: A Reasonable Option?
I was engrossed in making a presentation on the Part of Fortune for class this morning and completely missed Angelina Jolie’s announcement that she had had a prophylactic mastectomy until it was brought to my attention by a friend who asked if she could use a quote from me in light of it! Once I looked the article up, I… Read More Prophylactic Mastectomy: Angelina, Sharon and Me