Juliet Fitzpatrick in Vogue UK

Vogue UK just published Juliet Fitzpatrick’s story! Read HERE. Three other survivor’s stories are also featured, including Rime Hadri who went flat after her unilateral mastectomy. Photos are from a London-based photography project called “Behind the Scars” by Sophie Mayanne, which celebrates scars of all shapes and sizes, and the incredible stories behind them, encouraging people to celebrate the skin they’re in.

Photo: Sophie Mayanne

“I have completely accepted my scars, they’re part of me. They show the trauma I’ve gone through and I’ve come out of the other side as a stronger and more beautiful woman — both inside and out.”

Juliet FitzPatrick (UK)

When asked what we should be doing for breast cancer awareness, Juliet replied:

“More should be done to raise awareness of secondary breast cancer. It’s a hard message to communicate. People don’t want to hear it, but it’s an important subject.”

We couldn’t agree more. “Secondary breast cancer” is also known as metastatic breast cancer (MBC), and about one in three women who are diagnosed with early stage will progress to MBC and die from the disease. To support MBC research for better treatments to extend life and for a cure, you can donate to organizations like the Dr. Susan Love Foundation, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and Metavivor.

We appreciate Juliet’s tireless work promoting flat visibility and MBC awareness across the UK and beyond!




Published by Not Putting on a Shirt

Founder of Not Putting on a Shirt, a mastectomy patients' rights organization that advocates for optimal surgical outcomes for patients going flat.

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