During one of my checkups post my diagnosis for breast cancer, I asked to be tested for the brca gene. The houseman laughed and said, "by all means fill in the application, but you will get nowhere." There was no family history of breast cancer; consequently, he did not believe I would qualify. I, however, had a gut instinct … Continue reading To tell or not to tell
When I finished my treatment for Breast Cancer, I was determined to do something with my life. I felt obliged to LIVE LIFE to the full. To find the job that ticked all the boxes for me and gave me satisfaction. Six years ago this month I went back to a job I did not … Continue reading Learning not to feel guilty
It will be fun and exciting is what I thought a day of modelling would be. I was wrong as it was so much more than fun and exciting. It was every positive adjective I can think of. At the beginning of the year, I got a call from Breast Cancer Care telling me … Continue reading My day as a Model
Today is the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I personally find it a hard month to get through as it reminds me of my own journey. HOWEVER my feelings aside I believe it is so important and necessary to bring awareness of breast cancer to the public. Perhaps if I had been more aware … Continue reading Check your boobs and GO with your gut.
There is nothing like the possibility of death to wake us up to the beauty of life. Well, that is what you’d think and what everyone thought and what I was also determined to believe. I had survived a not so good diagnosis so I tried to grab. Grab something because I needed to prove … Continue reading A new me
I woke up on January the 1st 2012 and decided this was going to be my year. I thought about the resolutions I had made and was determined, as I am sure everyone is, to keep them. Then, I remembered in my fairly inebriated state the night before I had had a shower and discovered … Continue reading A Lonely Journey
I was delighted and excited to be invited by Breast Cancer Care to be interviewed by renowned Fashion Psychologist, Carolyn Mair. I have always loved fashion but am of the ilk that will wear clothes that suit me rather than being a slave to the latest trend. Body Image was not a prevalent issue when … Continue reading Body Image and Confidence After Breast Cancer