An introduction to my story.

In 2014, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and as you read my blog, you will find lots of references to my experiences at the time and on-going.  Especially seeing as I primarily write about making clothing to fit my new body.   Bravely, I participated in a wonderful showcase of women’s bodies later that year 6 weeks having a double mastectomy at the 4th Trimester Bodies Project.   You can read more about how I was feeling at the time over there.

I also wrote a little piece for Seamwork  about how sewing helped me accept my new body as it is.  It highlighted to me that I quite like writing more personal pieces of work, and this year I am going to shift the focus of this blog to reflect that.

So consider yourself warned.  There will be textile goodness posted here, but also more stories of life and acceptance, many of which promise to be awkward!

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Illustration based on a photo by Ashlee Wells Jackson of 4th Trimester Bodies Project