{Inspirational} What is behind the red dress? One woman’s brave choice to share her body’s story

Some woman are brave and do things that really makes me admire them. This is one such example:

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A Brisbane woman who posted candid images of her post-cancer surgery body online was horrified when more than 100 people “unfriended” her because they deemed the pictures “offensive”.

Beth Whaanga was diagnosed with cancer on her 32nd birthday last year and underwent a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy.

Her various surgeries have left her body scarred but she was determined not to be ashamed so asked her friend Nadia Masot, a photographer, to capture her new figure in a series of portraits.

Beth was thrilled with the images and shared them on Facebook but was horrified when more than 100 people immediately “unfriended” her, saying the pictures were obscene and disgusting.

“These pictures are in no way pornographic,” Beth’s sister Emma Rayner said. “They represent the truth about cancer and what measures some women will need to take to survive.

“I think it’s brave that she can show her scars and I think many more women will hopefully check their own bodies every now and then.”

You can read more here -> News.com.au

The Central Nest sends good health to this very brave lady

2 thoughts on “{Inspirational} What is behind the red dress? One woman’s brave choice to share her body’s story

  1. Reblogged this on Rachael's Lady Lumps and commented:
    I can’t think of a more perfect way to show the world what it is like as a cancer survivor. Each scar is a reminder of what we have been through and how hard we have fought to be here today. And this picture serves as a reminder that each and every one of you need to be proactive and do those self breast exams.

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