News — community

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

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

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,...

read more →


Helpful Hints

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

Helpful Hints

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Friday, 18 April 2008.  That day is seared into my memory and I can honestly detail every moment of that day.  From that day my life was divided into two parts – before cancer (BC) and after diagnosis (AD). When I heard the words that I honestly never thought I would hear in my life, I broke down in tears.  My world changed that day.  I made the decision to follow the advice of my medical team.  My treatment was a mastectomy with an immediate reconstruction, chemo and now the joys of tamoxifen. ...

read more →


Sisterhood

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

Sisterhood

Lately, I have been thinking of the sisterhood that comes with breast cancer.  It is one of the positives where there is non-judgmental support and a deep connection with women.  I have met amazing women through my support group and the wonders of social media who I consider my lifelong friends.  The basic reason is these women just get it.  It is as simple as that. One of the many things I love about the women I am meeting is the change we are bringing to the community from our personal experience.  I started Red Fern Lingerie from my personal...

read more →


The Singer Heritage

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

The Singer Heritage

This blog has to be one of the more difficult ones to write because my darling Dad recently passed away and I am still feeling raw with many emotions. My Dad was a special man and he has left me with an amazing legacy of heart, commitment and community. My father taught me many things but one that truly stands out for me is to contribute to your community.  My parents have always been active members of their community and freely gave their time to help others.  My community today is the breast cancer community and I do what I...

read more →


Service

Posted by Tina Doueihi on

I write this blog as I wait for my car to be serviced…..well, it is best to use my time productively. Service is different things to different people. The basic definition is ‘the action of helping or doing work for someone’ www.oxforddictionaries.com An important and valuable service to the greater community are the amazing charities who work tirelessly to raise awareness of breast cancer and much needed funds for research. In Australia, we are blessed to have charities who work together as a community. Just click on our charity tab for a list of key Australian breast cancer charities and...

read more →

Scroll To Top

Contact Form