International FLAT Day is October 7th!

“International FLAT Day” was created to celebrate going flat – to promote breast reconstruction awareness, to promote flat closure (breastless, chest wall reconstruction after mastectomy), to promote flat reconstruction as a valid choice, and to bring together the flat community in sisterhood!

October is breast cancer awareness month, and the 7th is the “Day of Maat” – the Egyptian Goddess who represents TRUTH and JUSTICE. The 7 principles of Maat are: Truth, Justice, Harmony, Balance, Order, Reciprocity, and Propriety. These principles really reflect the “heart” of the shared flat movement!

International FLAT Day began as a joint project of flat advocates Christy Avila (Fierce, Flat, Forward), Robyn Towt (Breast Implant Safety Alliance), Devorah Vester Borenstein, Penny Dubbs Dudek, and Kim Bowles (Not Putting on a Shirt). We share a common goal of wanting to #putflatonthemenu by celebrating the flat advocacy community, and enabling “open-source” sharing of resources on going flat developed by our diverse and passionate flat advocacy community.

Learn more about International FLAT Day!
Download the FLAT is Beautiful brochure!

Original version published on NPOAS’ Facebook page on October 03, 2019

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.

3 thoughts on “International FLAT Day is October 7th!

  1. Wow this really got me! I had a dmx in 2019 followed with reconstruction. It’s 3 years now and I’ve had nothing but discomfort. I have a similar story as Megan in this article. I would like to know if there are specific plastic surgeons who explant in New Jersey or New York?

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