It has been an emotional few days since the 2nd Annual P.ink Day Event on Friday, 10.10.2014. I would like to thank every single person that volunteered their time, their skills, their tattoo shops, their coffee shops, their photography, and all the other donations made to create this fantastic event.
I am consistently amazed by the strength, perseverance, and absolutely contagious positive attitude of the breast cancer survivors I encounter. This year, I worked with Christine. She is the epitome of the attributes I just mentioned. We spent a good portion of the day laughing and joking around, but it was never lost why we were there.
My fellow artists and I helped to heal. We helped to change the way survivors see themselves. We helped bring focus to a cause that needs to be talked about more and more. A cause that shouldn’t be hidden from the spotlight because some view topless women as indecent. We artists are not the brave ones, though.
These women should be put on pedestals. Look at them. Look at their scars. Look at what they have gone through. See their determination to beat this disease. See their domination of cancer. See their reclamation of self. See them stand up in the spotlight, stand up to fear and potential ridicule, to help other women in the same situation.
We should all hope to be so strong when faced with our own adversities.