It doesn’t take courage. I wasn’t brave or inspiring or crazy in my ‘battle’ with cancer. I cried, I wailed for it to be over. I still do sometimes. But I kept in mind these things; what it was all for, and by doing that I saw something good in the darkest days of my life.
My biggest scars are from a biopsy and a heart drain. But I also have large stretch marks under my arms and hips from when I suddenly gained 7kgs during fluid treatment! My portrait, rather than showing off my scars, symbolises the mental strength I had during my treatment.
"When I saw my portrait for the first time I think I stopped breathing for a second or two. Despite Scar Stories portraits being about capturing the physical story of Cancer, I felt as though mine captured my spiritual story."