By Cristina Nicole, Women’s Portrait Photographer, Kaemere Photography & Design
From the time we are little girls, breast development is important in identifying as a woman. It’s no wonder that when women go through breast cancer they feel as if they are losing so much more than fatty tissue. Most women feel as if they are losing part of their identity and part of what makes them a woman.
Society isn’t helpful either. There is so much debate over a woman’s body and what it should look like. Most of the women portrayed in movies, magazines, television and on social media are idealistic images of what women should look like, without flaws or truth.
I personally believe that the last thing a woman battling breast cancer should face is destructive thoughts about her self-image. The last thing she should have to worry about is whether or not she’ll still look pretty.
Whether you have big breasts, little breasts, fake breasts, one breast or no breasts at all, your beauty and your self-worth does not come from what’s on your chest.
Let’s support other women and abolish the idea that you have to be a certain size or a certain shape to be beautiful. Together let’s redefine beauty standards.
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