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Actress Rita Wilson arrives at the premiere of the documentary Fed Up in West Hollywood, Calif., in May 2014. Actress Rita Wilson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy, told People magazine in April that she …
The Independent However, the Carry On actress followed her instincts and sought a second opinion following the diagnosis four years ago. She was equally surprised by the results. “After six weeks I was told by doctors that they now thought they were wrong,” she told …
Actress Rita Wilson arrives at the premiere of the documentary Fed Up in West Hollywood, Calif., in May 2014. Gus Ruelas/Reuters/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Gus Ruelas/Reuters/Landov Actress Rita Wilson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy, told People magazine in April that she expects to make a full recovery “because I caught this early, have excellent…
It’s impolite to stare. But when it comes to severely injured soldiers, maybe we don’t look enough; or maybe we’d rather not see wounded veterans at all.
That’s the message you get from photographer David Jay’s Unknown Soldier series. Jay spent three years taking portraits of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but before that — for nearly 20 years — he was a fashion photographer. His stylish, artful images appeared in magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
“The fashion stuff is beautiful and sexy — and completely untrue,” he says.
Truth became the focus of Jay’s work for the first time about 10 years ago, when he started The SCAR Project, a series of portraits of women, naked from the waist up, with mastectomy scars. Around the time he was taking those photos, he was also trying to comprehend the news coming from Iraq and Afghanistan.
“We hear about ‘this number of men were killed’ and 'this many were injured,’” Jay says, “and we think of them — maybe they got shot — or we don’t really picture what these injured men look like.”
It’s almost swim season, which means Tanning! Hot models! Splashing! Fun! And….. Dysphoria.
A keen awareness of your body can come around seeing people and their gorgeous cis bodies. I know how hard it is to wear a bathing suit when your dysphoria gets in the way.
This is all in your head so thankfully, there are ways to help!
An idea from (yes I’m bringing this up AGAIN) Boy meets girl is a bathing suit worn by Ricky, the trans fashion designer who made her own bathing suit:
Ricky (Left) is wearing a one piece twist top bathing suit which excellently defines her curves and accentuates her chest (she’s obviously got a good amount of breast tissue but this can work for anyone) It’s a very versatile choice and can sometimes be found in Mastectomy stores!
A great choice for a top is my preference, a flounce top. It’s super duper cute and good for flat girls:) There are a lot of varieties and choices. It can be a lot of cute patterns and it’s a really fun and flirty idea that really brings out your shape
And for the bottom, a swim skirt is my favorite option, it can be plain, patterned, tight, flouncy, crochet, or anything and it can hide anything.
Another option is swim short shorts as I’d call them. they look cute and the cut doesn’t draw attention to between the legs!
Here’s another possibility, the little black swim dress. not only does it accentuate curve and breasts, It also is discreet down below.
Here’s another one piece, but this one is about the design, the V shape creates an illusion of your curves being bigger, which is always nice:) The look makes a very balanced body, and plays to the hourglass look.
If you’re happy, calm, and confident in your body, you’ll always look beautiful:)
If you’re looking for more advice and support, start Here:)
As an Aboriginal student, there is only so many teachers that you come across, that understand your history and inspire you. There is even fewer Aboriginal teachers out there for us, in the education system.
I’ve been fortunate enough to find an inspiring Aboriginal Woman, a woman who has been recently accepted in a PhD program, and teaches at the Local Native Education College.
On top on that, she is also a single mother, who takes care of her two children and her mother. Her mother has had a big fight with cancer, and her son has had Behcet’s Disease his whole life, she takes care of both of them.
No only that, she has been diagnosed with BRCA 1, a gene that has 80% of developing breast cancer. She will be receiving a double mastectomy in July.
But at the end of the day, that woman gives so much damn time to her students, and gifts of knowledge I can only hope to pay forward one day. You text her at 11PM, the night before a project is due, she going to text you back. She is one of those special people that truly believe in the act of giving without receiving. She is one of my best role models I have out there.
I think it’s about damn time she received something. Please share this, please reblog it, and please get the word out. Donate if you can.
Army Spc. Jerral Hancock sits for a portrait with his son Julius. It is believed that Hancock was trapped under the wreckage of his Army tank in Iraq for half an hour before he was rescued
David Jay/Unknown Soldier
Photographer David Jay has taken pictures for Vogue, and started the SCAR Project, recording images of women with mastectomy scars. Now, his photos are telling a different story.
Jay believes these wounds belong to all of us: “You can imagine how many times each of these men and women have heard a parent tell their child, ‘Don’t look. Don’t stare at him. That’s rude.’ I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we’re not supposed to see. And we need to see them because we created them.” Jay believes seeing is one step closer to understanding.
Hi, my mum has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and is about to start chemo following a mastectomy, I've been told I have polycystic ovarian syndrome and I'm really struggling with uni coursework and to come to terms with my mum and I's illnesses. Could I please get some Hiddles and other calming British gentlemen to make me feel a little bit calmer and happier?
This is a very late reply, and I am very sorry about that, Anon.
I am so sorry about your and your mother’s diagnoses, and it makes sense that you’re having a difficult time processing everything. That is a lot to deal with all at once. I wish you both the best. I hope the treatments for your mother are successful and that you’re able to get the care that you need as well. If possible, please let us know how you are both doing.
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