“We all carry scars we are afraid to allow people to see. We’re afraid to expose those scars because of what people might say and how they’ll judge us. I want to put an end to that. We have scars for a reason: they’re our story of survival. Without the scars, that means you didn’t survive, that whatever it is or whatever it was that had you in the valley or had you in the fight means it took you. Scars let us know that hey, yes, I had cancer and I kicked its ass and I have the scars to prove it.” – Paulette Leaphart
Check out the powerful story and project of Paulette McKenzie Leaphart, who survived breast cancer. Leaphart is doing a 1,000-mile topless walk from Mississippi to Washington, DC for the purpose of showing people what breast cancer looks like and what it looks like to survive it.
“I want my walk to be proof that, no matter what the world thinks or what the world defines as beautiful, I define me. Not my breasts, not my hair color, not my size 2 or size 40, I define me.”
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