Stella McCartney Reveals Photos of Survivors Showing their Scars of Mastectomy Raising Awareness for Breast Cancer
Stella McCartney has lent her fashion website to the survivors of breast cancer by publishing photographs of 12 women with their mastectomy scars and a hashtag NoLessWoman. This London born designer used these images to create more awareness of breast cancer through her popular website. The pictures were captured beautifully by a Photographer named Laura Dodsworth in her book Bare Reality about 100 women between ages 19 and 101, revealing their relationship with their breasts. These photos were then borrowed from this source to be viewed on McCartney's website, reports Daily Mail. The partnership between the two preceded the lingerie collection by McCartney who also featured a mastectomy bra in the honor of her mother who succumbed to this disease and died at the age of 56 after battling for three years.
The breast cancer survivors undergo a lot of emotional and physical pressure after the mastectomy. It is also known to leave a huge scar not only on your body but also your confidence. But the campaign backed by Stella McCartney featuring these bare pictures will give the self-assurance to these survivors that they are no less women. She displayed the pictures, baring it all, showing the proud fighters who battled the disease and are not battling the scars. Women are using the hashtag #NoLessAWoman to reveal their painful stories and their ordeals following the mastectomy on Twitter. Amongst those is a 46-year-old mother who underwent three mastectomies and also a reconstruction surgery, reported Mirror.
Through their collaboration, Stella McCartney and Laura Dodsworth, the duo is trying to create a campaign for awareness. Laura interviewed 12 women about their experience with the breast cancer before photographing them. She said, "Nothing puts your own problems, big or small, into perspective like someone else's life or death story", reports Huffington Post.