Still, through all of this there is Beauty.
These are the things that cannot be taken away.
Man oh man.
Go and see this.
A room full of photos shot by fashion photographer David Jay, shining the spotlight on young women affected by breastcancer.
Every single one of these women are fighters.
Every single one of these women look triumphant and proud. And looking at these photos is both heart wrenching and inspiring at the same time.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This exhibition is a beautiful prelude to the busy month when we are all inundated with pink ribbons.
Sometimes breast cancer is not pretty and pink. These pictures are raw and had both my friend and I sobbing in each others arms today.
I was meant to go today. The photographer made a quick visit whilst we were there, and I was honoured to have a chat with him and have my photo taken with him like a star struck groupie.
I am a breast cancer thriver. I was only 39 when diagnosed. So this exhibition hit hard, right in the guts. But it also made me proud of women, my fellow warriors. We are connected with our scars.
I took some photos today, with the blessing of the NBCF attendants there, and I hope it encourages you to go. Because you need to stand there, and look at these photos close up. The scars seem to fade, and you are drawn into their eyes, and their faces and their surroundings.
The exhibition runs until 21 September 2014 in Sydney, on the Seventh Floor at David Jones.
If you want to read more about my personal breast cancer story, just click HERE
Til next time,