Grace under fire

F90AD83C-D7A1-475A-A956-3E51690EBDB4So today I was surprised by the amazing Charise Isis.  Let’s go back a bit in time.  Last year in June, I attended a conference that had a mastectomy shoot which was being held in the same hotel room by this amazing woman who has her own non profit called She photographs breast cancer warriors and women who have had preventative surgeries to reduce their risks of developing breast cancer.  I like to call them Mutantvivors.  I came up with the word myself, thank you very much.  

After my cancer diagnosis, I have had my ups and my downs.  Even with the downs, I always try to keep a positive attitude about things and even put the shitty shit into perspective.  I always say, it could always be worse.  So on my quest to learn some new information about things in the BRCA community, I decided that I should go and check this thing out.  Charise’s hotel room was filled with fabrics and her equipment.  She proceeded to tell me how she got involved in doing this project. The story she told was amazing and very touching.  Someone close to her was affected by breast cancer and she absolutely knew right then, that this is what she was meant to do.  

Charise asked me if I wouldn’t mind if she photographed me outside. I told her no problem.  It was warm that day.  Not as warm as I had hoped it would be in Florida. We had to be discreet since there were cars that would pass from time to time. I’m sure that at least one car got a free show jk lol.  Actually she was really discreet and really good at what she does.  I felt really comfortable being photographed by her.  When else am I going to have a topless goddess photo shoot that empowers women affected by cacner?  It was a beautiful and empowering experience.  I felts good in my own skin, even with scars and all.  It’s so important to know that we are still powerful sexual beings with scars and all. 

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