Rebecca, 25, fashion photographer based in London!
“I am petrified to check my breasts if I’m really honest! You’d think that if you’d lost your mum at such a young age that you’d want to check them all the time… but for me it’s actually a really scary thing to do…”
I wanted to be apart of this campaign and photograph all the beautiful strong girls because this campaign means a lot to me also.
I lost my mother to breast cancer at the age of 41 and I was just 19. After listening to every girl tell their stories it brought me back to every appointment, every symptom, and all the devastating news I have received. But also a massive reality check and how seriously we need to take any symptoms.
During the stories I was so affected that I actually rung my doctors during lunch and got an appointment, they then referred me to the breast clinic for a further check and everything looks ok and I am now getting testing for genetic testing.
I can’t tell you how much better I feel for just getting peace of mind and how important breast cancer needs to be taken! If it wasn’t for this campaign I would have never picked up the phone and made that first appointment. I plan to get myself checked regularly and always encourage my friends and family.
“I’ve been checked twice since mum - in 6 years - and today I’m literally on the phone to the doctor just making that appointment… because you just never know. I always do feel mine, and whenever I feel a lump I always think ‘is it hormonal, or is it the pill I’m on, or is it this...’ but you just never know…”