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FLAT is where it's at

This is a podcast for and about flatties. None of us said, "Man, I wish someone would cut my boobs off.", but since cancer came along and we didn't want foreign objects shoved into our chest cavities, we find ourselves livin' the flat life. Or, maybe we DID choose implants and found pain and disease there, so had them removed and we're livin' flat now. Or, maybe we found that we had a gene that made us very likely to get cancer, so we preemptively had our breasts removed. However we got here, we find that being flat comes along with very specific problems, weird situations, and wonderful freedoms. Here we discuss them all. (That said, I do have trans friends who HAVE wanted their boobs cut off, but different circumstances, different situations.) If you are flat and feeling alone, you can find support on facebook. The groups Flat and Fabulous and Flatties Unite offer a huge group of supportive sisters. They have helped me tremendously. Also, a GREAT resource for information and support for going flat can be found at https://www.flatclosurenow.org/

Non-flatties are welcome, too! We NEED the general population to understand our situation. You can also find FLAT is where it's at on instagram. Thanks for comin' by! And to learn more about me, you can visit stephanieastalos-jones.com 

Jul 10, 2019

Here are a couple bras Evangelina altered. The animal print bra shows the flat side foam lining cut out & the jersey fabric sewed flat. You can pinch the fabric to be flat, then sew it up & trim the extra.
The blue lace bra shows how you can use safety pins to make the cup flat; you can then sew it & trim the excess...


Jul 3, 2019

Beth Messler does so much for so many. Here are some pics:

Here is Beth.

Here is Beth's tattoo.

Beth and her wife, Nitza

 

Here she is with her sister-in-law, Tricia. For some reason, the computer really wants this picture sideways!! Sorry!

Beth and her granddaughter, Lyla.


Jun 28, 2019

I start this episode with an impassioned plea to my flat sisters. After that, we meet 22 year survivor and brilliant artist and my best pal, Marcia Connolly.

Here is her picture, Spring.

 

Here is Summer. Notice the birds on her lap and her shoulder.

Here is Fall. See the songs coming out of the bird's beaks? There is...


Jun 24, 2019

Christine Klein is a German ex-pat living in Ireland. She is an author, a social worker, and a single mom. She offers a different view of cancer. She has previously published a book called, "You've cat to be kitten me". Here's a link to how to get it. She is currently writing, "C-EIZE THE LIGHT, BREAST CANCER AND...


Jun 17, 2019

To quote from the back of her book, "The biggest triumph of Flat is how it carefully upends the breast cancer narrative in smart, surprising ways...Sharp, funny, and thought-provoking."  Mike Scalise

In this episode, we visit with the author of this sharp, funny book. A book you can find here.