Category Archives: Ms. Mastectomy

Ms. Mastectomy News Flash: Angelina Jolie Has Preventative Double Mastectomy

CBC’s The Current called me early this morning, wondering what I thought about Angelina Jolie‘s prophylactic double mastectomy and the Op-Ed she wrote in today’s New York Times. Shocked by the news, I read Jolie’s Op-Ed several times. Clearly, Jolie’s … Continue reading

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Check out Goodreads Book Reviews of “Most Of Me”

Goodreads   Barbara’s five star review:  “She writes with wry humour and brutal honesty and I couldn’t put it down.” Jennifer’s five star review:  “This was wonderfully transparent and tragically humorous. It was hopeful and sad and beautiful. The most … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Artist and her Mastectomy Scar

Last year, on a beautiful autumn day, Montreal photographer Phil Carpenter visited me at my home in Vancouver. We sat at the dining room table, and Phil showed me the exquisite mastectomy portraits of Canadian women featured in his new … Continue reading

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Meet Award-Winning Photographer Phil Carpenter at the Vancouver Book Launch of “Breast Stories” on Monday, October 29

  You’re invited to the  Vancouver Launch of Breast Stories: Cancer Survivors Speak Out Monday, October 29 at 6:30 PM 899 W 12th Avenue Vancouver General Hospital (Round Room) Come meet Phil Carpenter and have your book personally signed. Light refreshments … Continue reading

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Remembering My Mother

My mother, Lea Levy, passed away seven months ago –  on March 14, 2012. I flew in for her funeral, with my husband and daughter by my side. The “Unveiling” of her monument took place this past Sunday in Toronto. … Continue reading

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Meet Award-Winning Photographer Phil Carpenter at the Montreal Book Launch of “Breast Stories” on Friday, October 19

 Exactly one year ago today, I welcomed artist/photographer Phil Carpenter into my home. We spent the morning talking about a special project he was working on. It involved traveling across Canada and taking semi-nude portraits of women who had survived … Continue reading

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News Flash! Ms. Mastectomy Considers Working at Hooters!

Hooters is hurting! According to WOMENK!ND, the ‘breastaurant’ is sprucing up their menu and decor to attract female customers. But it’ll take more than tossed salads and tasseled pillows to lure us ladies! How about hiring Ms. Mastectomy? Or TourettesHero? … Continue reading

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Today’s Pink Stroke of Genius: “The Lemonade Fund” in Israel Doesn’t Discriminate – it Gives Grants to Any Breast Cancer Patient in Need

Survivor Shari Mendes considers herself lucky. Not only did her treatment put her cancer in remission, but she had disability insurance to cover expenses and reduce her stress. A luxury not all women have. Mendes admits, “I can’t help cure … Continue reading

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Ms. Mastectomy Mourns Her Missing Breast

 It’s hard to believe that you’ve been gone for four years. Missing you always and forever…

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Thanks to “The Treasured Chest”, Ms. Mastectomy Is Bringing Sexy Back & Front!

The Treasured Chest was started by artist Shaney Jo Darden as a way to help young women deal with breast cancer.  By creating  one-of-a-kind plaster sculptures of  their torsos, these gals took them home and turned them into personalized works … Continue reading

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