We are currently interviewing and photographing women of diverse ages, backgrounds, and walks of life who have lost breast tissue to cancer. These moving stories and images of strength, beauty, acceptance, and inspiration are being shared here, and we are working toward creating a book. Participants may choose to be interviewed, photographed, or both.
1 out of every 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. We are all touched by breast cancer in some way... and are in this together. We need your help! Please share our project with others you know who will benefit from viewing it, including other survivors who could receive the healing experience of being interviewed and photographed.
"I watched how the waves had the ability to transform things. Bits of shells and pebbles were worn smooth over time. Even shards of trash, like broken bottles, became beautiful when churned in the folds of the sea."
I wondered what the sea would do to my breast…
Our project is called The Breast and the Sea, after the story of Rebecca's relationship with the sea, and the clay breast she made as she came to terms with the upcoming loss of her breast. (Click here to learn more)
"Miana's photographic work of women baring their scars in the sea evolved after contemplation on how to explore more deeply with the camera the emotional landscape of breast cancer survivors. She is interested in capturing, as well as actively witnessing a movement experience in the water that facilitates growth, healing and community. The theme of water reflected within each woman's portrait explores the nonverbal, pre-verbal and unconscious layers of the emotional body. Her photographs are portals to embodied self-renewal supporting the integrative healing process for both the participant and viewer. Her body of work from this project communicates the transformation possible within the self and the sea. Miana is the daughter of both a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor and breast cancer survivor. She participates in this unique project with the hope that her photographic work can help others."
Collectively our stories and images are more potent than any standing on its own. Just as no single wave in the ocean by itself seems like much, but combined make up the mighty sea. By weaving our stories together, we can bring a new level of inspiration to our individual experiences. Please join us. Let us work together to create a resource that can help make a difference in the lives of other women on their journey toward health and wholeness.
Rebecca and Miana
Your generous donation allows us to reach more women who can directly benefit from viewing and/or participating in our project!