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I think I should win this contest considering my leg involuntarily lifts up in this exact position! And not just while I’m hugging someone. Also while chopping vegetables, loading the dishwasher & much to my chagrin — whenever I see a … Continue reading
Some days it’s hard to tell if I’m dancing or treading water.
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
If I were a horse, I’d have delusions of grand manure.
Shortly after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s and breast cancer, I created a collection of limited edition prints about these diseases. Some were serious, others were playful. All of these artworks reveal aspects of how my body and mind and sense … Continue reading
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
Yesterday on CBC’s The Current, Ms. Mastectomy Reveals What Many “Booby-Trap” Cancer Campaigns Don’t Show
Yesterday, The Current delved into the divisive world of breast cancer awareness advertising. Some people are calling for an end to tongue-in-cheek ads that center on ‘saving boobies’ or ‘tatas’ because they obscure the faces and realities of people who … Continue reading