Book launch October 1st | All proceeds of the book will be donated to breast cancer survivor teams in Canada
Breast cancer is often mythologized as a dragon among those affected by breast cancer. How each woman lives with the dragon differs. For some, it becomes a doorway to a different future. For others, a beast to be slain. These women offer inspiration that life after breast cancer can be active, enchanting, beautiful. Their vulnerability offers us the opportunity to experience their courage, strength and beauty from up close.
All the proceeds of the book will go towards Canadian breast cancer dragon boat teams.
This fine art photography book explores courageous journeys of seven women through breast cancer, the relationship between the female body, and a sense of womanhood and femininity. It seeks to understand where these feelings are anchored and how they change when organs typically associated with womanhood and femininity - the breasts - are altered or lost.
It also celebrates the courage of these women, who took up dragon boat racing after their diagnosis. Now in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, each has a story of struggle that now defines the evolution of their beautiful body and unbreakable spirit.
I am in tears this is so gorgeous. Ladies I salut you!!
- Audrey M.
The book is such a powerful piece of art that conveys such a wide range of emotions. I love it...it’s so beautiful and empowering! Congratulations to all of the wonderful models, and to Tash and Olivia!
- Deborah M.
Love this! So fitting to have Eleanor our founder on the drum. Love that it’s dedicated to Joanna
Very good job! Beautiful photos! Dragon boating was empowering. It gives you confidents.
- Sheilagh O.
Happy that the research of dragon boating is included in the book.
- Esther M.
It looks beautiful and so honored to be part of this amazing project.
- Deborah P.
It is very beautiful and inspiring.
- Catherine M.
I'm in total awe. The photos are absolutely gorgeous!
- Mary R.
12 Brands Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness this Month.
Every October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, brands spread awareness and fundraise for life-saving breast cancer research through donation campaigns and dedicated products.
One october 1st at 710am Beautiful Body Unbreakable Spiritwas presented as one of the first stories for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sheryl Powder was interviewed on the connection of Dragon Boat and Breast Cancer.
Dragon boating among breast cancer survivors was unimaginable 25 years ago. Women who had breast cancer diagnoses were advised by medical professionals to avoid any strenuous upper body activity.
Ginella Massa interviewed Tash Damjanovic, award-winning Canadian photographer of Beautiful Body Unbreakable Spirit, and Louise Menezes, model and paddler in the breast cancer survivor team Dragons Abreast.
Cheryl Pounder, hockey star and two time Olympic gold medalist, discusses her newest book detailing the resilience of cancer survivors and her mom who inspired her.