“Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon”

**Trigger Warning**

Photographer David Jay is working to put a new face to breast cancer awareness campaigns.  Normally a fashion photographer he was inspired to start The SCAR Project when a friend was diagnosed with cancer at a young age.  His pictures of young women, ages 18-35, that have survived breast cancer are raw and very powerful.

“For these young women, having their portrait taken seems to represent their personal victory over this terrifying disease. It helps them reclaim their femininity, their sexuality, identity and power after having been robbed of such an important part of it. Through these simple pictures, they seem to gain some acceptance of what has happened to them and the strength to move forward with pride.”

See more of his images here at The SCAR Project’s website.

You can also check The Scar Project on Facebook or at The Scar Project Blog.

The photographer also did an interview with ivillage a couple years ago.

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7 thoughts on ““Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon”

  1. L says:

    Shared this project around my networks. Powerful. xo L

  2. kittyscause says:

    This is such a great project, I hope you don’t mind, but I had to reblog!

  3. kittyscause says:

    Reblogged this on kittyscause and commented:
    Another post by a great blogger.

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