Wednesday, November 2, 2011


As I was roaming around on pinterest I came across a startling photo. It wasn't obscene. I didn't take offense. But it did cause me to stare. I couldn't take my eyes away. It was touching and beautiful. I clicked on the picture and it took me to a website about The SCAR Project.


WARNING: The photographs on this website are all of women who are naked from the waist up.


You're probably thinking to yourself: Why is Allison looking at pictures of women who are without clothing from the waist up? How dare she. Look at this website and you'll see why I couldn't stop staring and maybe you won't. A fashion photographer, David Jay, wanted to raise awareness of breast cancer survivors - all of the women photographed are 40 or younger. I will honestly say that I think the photographs are absolutely BEAUTIFUL - STUNNING - AMAZING. I have no words to describe my feelings. Look at the website and see for yourself. Before you head on over let me leave you with a quote the photographer said:

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.

1 comment:

Just the Two of Us said...

Very touching and Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.