Guest Blog: At the Intersection of My Flat Chest and an Antiquated System of Care

Women everywhere are calling for the standard of surgical breast cancer options to shift and include flat closure. We’re finally positioned culturally and historically to demand autonomy over our health care choices, and how we express our ideas of what is truly healthy and beautiful for ourselves. Breast cancer has become ground zero, where theContinue reading “Guest Blog: At the Intersection of My Flat Chest and an Antiquated System of Care”

Patient Advocate Sandee: “We all need advocates to help us speak our truths”

Editor:  Not Putting on a Shirt believes that women shouldn’t have to take extraordinary measures to ensure that their choice to go flat is respected. Unfortunately, we live in a world where paternalism is still endemic. Sandee’s patients in Qatar are lucky to have someone knowledgeable and bold acting on their behalf to protect them,Continue reading “Patient Advocate Sandee: “We all need advocates to help us speak our truths””

Rebecca’s Choice: Going Flat with Radical Self-Acceptance

Editor: While every woman’s story is unique, the contrast between the post-operative experiences of women who choose to go flat whose decision was respected, versus those whose wishes were not respected, is stark. Going flat can feel freeing and empowering, but when a woman’s choice is stolen from her, she experiences it as a lossContinue reading “Rebecca’s Choice: Going Flat with Radical Self-Acceptance”