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50 Shades of Pink. Women of Breast Influence - Nikki Speer

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50 Shades of Pink.  Women of Breast Influence - Nikki Speer

This month I introduce you to Nikki Speer, who is a beautiful Previvor. I met Nikki through Instagram where she shares her story and clothing line inspired by her late beautiful mum. Although, Nikki, has not had breast cancer, she has experienced it many times through the women in her family. She has been a care-giver, supporter, and advocate.  The strong chance that she too can one day be another breast cancer statistic in her family, and wanting to be there for her husband and children, made her decide to take drastic measures and have a double mastectomy and reconstruction. ...

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50 Shades of Pink. Women of Breast Influence - AnnMarie Otis

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50 Shades of Pink. Women of Breast Influence - AnnMarie Otis

This month I introduce you to an amazing woman who loves stiletto shoes, Unicorns, is a passionate advocate for metastatic breast cancer, and loves with her entire being. I met the gorgeous AnnMarie through social media and we connected instantly.  We both have a love of lingerie (surprise) and we love supporting other women (surprise).  Instant connection!!!  I met AnnMarie last year in New York City and she was even more than I expected.  I asked AnnMarie what her shade of pink was and she replied “I would say bubble gum! I keep things fresh, have a soft yet tough...

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50 Shades of Pink. Women of Breast Influence - Sharon Baxter

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50 Shades of Pink.  Women of Breast Influence - Sharon Baxter

This month I introduce you to Sharon Baxter.  I met through Sharon through social media.  I follow her Instagram page and was inspired how Sharon’s journey led her to create a gorgeous all natural body scrub. I asked Sharon what her shade of pink was and she replied “My shade of pink is Hot Pink. Which was also the main colour I used for our wedding. It’s a strong shade of pink and a bit ‘in your face’. But it’s also bright & beautiful and makes me feel happy, which is why I chose it for our wedding day”. You...

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50 Shades of Pink. Women of Breast Influence - Michelle Sheppard

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50 Shades of Pink.  Women of Breast Influence - Michelle Sheppard

This month I introduce you to Michelle Sheppard, a gorgeous Trans Woman, who I met through social media.  We connected over our love of bras (surprise) and I am happy that I was able to help Michelle.  Although Michelle has not experienced breast cancer personally, I believe her story is important; her advocacy work within her community and teaching her young daughters about body confidence.  Michelle was recently invited by Cancer Council Victoria to participate in their “The Beautiful Women Campaign”.  This campaign is designed to celebrate the beauty and diversity of women and encourage all women in all communities,...

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Lessons from October

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Pinktober is well and truly over.  The pink ribbons are packed away, news stories have slowed down and the pink events are over until next year. So what have we learnt from Pinktober? I would say that there were many lessons and yet there is still more to learn. Thankfully, people are starting to understand that breast cancer is beyond pink.  It is real and nasty.  It cannot be tied up in a pretty pink ribbon.  It is more than a pink a ribbon.  Breast cancer affects real people, their families and their lives.  The McGrath Foundation recently published survey...

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