The Scar Project -Breast Cancer is Not a Pink Ribbon

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While browsing Facebook this morning I came across a photography project by David Jay. Its called “The SCAR Project – Breast Cancer is Not a Pink Ribbon”.

David’s mission is to bring awareness to nearly 10,000 woman under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed with the disease this year alone.

The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens. – David Jay Photography.

More than 100 young woman have taken part, by being photographed.

“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.” -David Jay.

I found this project very powerful, you never get to see the scar that cancer leaves behind, as a woman I feel the sadness and loss of femininity that these women must be feeling. I am very proud of these women who chose to be photographed, it shows their courage and strength, their scars also show their fight, and their willpower to not give up. The scar will forever remind them of how strong they really are.

“I believe that everyone is beautiful, and that it is our flaws and scars that define us and make us all unique” -Amanda Bond

To view the Gallery and find out more please visit their website