The day I lost my first breast will always be a day I remember. It was 6 years ago today. It was shocking, sudden and unavoidable. Having been told the day before that it was going to happen, I didn’t have much time to prepare and in hindsight, I think that was actually a good … More A Day I Will Always Remember
The 5th anniversary of my second breast removal came and went in April this year and whilst every year until now it has been an incredibly significant day for me, this year, I completely forgot about it. I was enjoying a relaxing camping holiday with my family; I was living my life. Upon realisation that … More Acceptance: Truly feeling breastless and beautiful!
It would be nice to think that after you have battled breast cancer that you could feel the same emotional strength as you did before, but often the reality is a very different story. Initially, I did feel a range of wonderful feelings like relief and gratitude and I felt blessed to have developed a … More You’ve Survived Breast Cancer, But Are You Ok?
Truth be told, I regularly need a break from cancer, which is probably why you haven’t heard from me in a while. I needed to just live my life a bit without thinking of cancer. Quite accidentally, what happens after you’ve had any type of cancer is that you get branded. Not in a bad … More Truth Be Told
While I am happy with the path I took by having both my breasts removed, it doesn’t stop my mind from wondering what it would be like if I had taken another. I have to be honest – from time to time, I find myself wishing that I had boobs again. Maybe because i’m starting … More Walk In Their Shoes!
This weekend has been so exciting for me as the So Brave 2018 Calendar, in which I am the December model, was launched. What I didn’t expect was how emotional the launch night would make me feel. On reflection, it was really an amazing opportunity both for breast cancer awareness but also for personal healing. … More Meet Miss December!
Happy Sunday everyone!! I am so excited to be back with you. All of me needed that break, but I feel like I have rested both mind and body and it feels right to be here sharing this time with you. So after time off and reflection, I am working out ways to balance all … More Select Your Thoughts Like Your Clothes
Have you ever felt like it was all too much and everything was getting on top of you? For me, that time is now. I have reached nearly half way through the year and I barely feel like I’ve come up for air. And it comes as a surprise to me really, as I normally … More It’s Ok To Take A Break!
Last weekend, I had the opportunity that most women won’t get in their lifetime. And what an extraordinary experience it was! I got my body painted (by the most amazing artist Wendy Fantasia) for a fantastic initiative called So Brave, a group who create a calendar of young body painted breast cancer survivors to raise … More Believe In Your Own Beauty!
Who would have ever thought that I would be nearly 40, breastless and featuring in an artistic body paint photo shoot? Certainly not me!! It’s funny, when you’re a child you have a fairly clear vision of how your life is going to pan out and then…. it can end up so differently from what … More Celebrate Motherhood!