Read Kathy’s experience with cancer and making the choice to go flat only to be intentionally denied by her surgeon in 2003.
AmySue Benker of Naples, FL tells her story, including how she decided to go flat.
Vogue UK just published a feature with flat advocate Juliet Fitzpatrick, featuring photos from “Behind the Scars” by Sophie Mayanne.
From France, Carine speaks out about her choice to explant with aesthetic flat closure (“reconstruction à plat,” or “fermeture esthétique à plat”).
Mollie Hartford (MA)’s article for the Daily Hampshire Gazette focusing on the need for MBC research (and #aestheticflatclosure)!
Feature aboutgoing flat, flat denial and #aestheticflatclosure at SurvivingBreastCancer.org
Yahoo! Life – Article on Flat Advocacy & the NCI Term “Aesthetic Flat Closure”
Introduction to Mastectomy Tattoos Visit our Living Flat page for more about mastectomy tattoos, body image, sexuality, and more! Healing Through Art. Tattoos can be an important component of healing for many women following their mastectomy surgery – both those who chose to reconstruct their breasts AND those who chose to go flat. Tattooing canContinue reading “Mastectomy Tattoos with Artist Amy Black”
ReThink Breast Cancer has just published our guest post about aesthetic flat closure! Canadian advocacy organization ReThink Breast Cancer focuses on the needs of young women facing breast cancer in their legislative and other advocacy initiatives. They also publish thought-provoking blog posts from survivors, thrivers, advocates, and providers on all things breast cancer-related. They justContinue reading “Why I Advocate for Aesthetic Flat Closure”
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) just published our guest post about aesthetic flat closure! Many thanks to the good people at NCCS for helping spread the word about aesthetic flat closure! Every woman facing mastectomy deserves full and fair disclosure of all of her reconstructive options, and for her choice to be respected.Continue reading “Advocating for Women Who Choose to Go Flat After Mastectomy”