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The Scar Project

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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This is very powerful!  Click the link for more info and the pictures.

The Scar Project

The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. 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.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 15-40. The SCAR Project participants range from ages 18 to 35, and represent this often overlooked group of young women living with breast cancer. They journey from across America – and the world – to be photographed for The SCAR Project. Nearly 100 so far. The youngest being 18 years old.

Although Jay began shooting The SCAR Project primarily as an awareness raising campaign, he was not prepared for something much more immediate . . . and beautiful: “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."



by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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wickedfiress
by Kellie on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:01 PM

:)

BleedinHeartMom
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Thank you so much for the link!!!! I lost both of my nipples because of cancerous cells in my breast when I was 21 and 22 yrs old, I am so self conscience of them, I dont even let Dh see my breast anymore, these women have given me a new found hope..Thanks again

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:04 PM

You are welcome Bleedin.  I actually came across this information from a post in Newcomers.  It was so powerful I had to search out the site myself.

AquarianPath
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:06 PM

 AWESOME, thanks for posting!!! The women featured are my inspiration!

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Thank you for your original post in newcomers.  You inspired me!

Quoting AquarianPath:

 AWESOME, thanks for posting!!! The women featured are my inspiration!



wickedfiress
by Kellie on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:08 PM


AquarianPath

You should come here more often woman!

It's amazing how people don't hold themselves to the standards they set for others.

AquarianPath
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:10 PM

 

Quoting wickedfiress:

 

AquarianPath

You should come here more often woman!

 *hangs head* ooh I know... I should. And I will! lol... promise!

AquarianPath
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:11 PM

 

Quoting Peanutx3:

Thank you for your original post in newcomers.  You inspired me!

Quoting AquarianPath:

 AWESOME, thanks for posting!!! The women featured are my inspiration!


 Glad I did so! The Scar Project holds a lot of meaning to me. The pictures are of such young women. And when people think of "breast cancer" they think it doesn't happen until you get older.

There have been many women (and will be many more) that were touched by cancer at such young ages. I was 25 when I was diagnosed. :/

Peanutx3
by Ruby Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:45 PM

It is a shock at how young the women are. 

lovinangels
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM

am suddenly less conscious of the floppy old ladies.

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