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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, My Flat Friends, and Flatties Unite offer a huge group of supportive sisters. They have helped me tremendously. Also, GREAT resources for information and support for going flat can be found at https://notputtingonashirt.org/ and 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 

May 29, 2019

The one BIG outrageous thing that is said to us that I did not re-visit in this episode is "I left a little in case you change your mind." That is the supreme insult many of us have received from our surgeons. Every day some woman is left with a misshapen, saggy, bumpy chest because some surgeon thinks he's doing her...


May 24, 2019

Zoe made the decision to have a prophylactic mastectomy when faced with the genetic odds that breast cancer would eventually come to her. 


May 21, 2019

Jenny and hubbyWe talk with Jenny Lundstrom who is a wonderful Special Ed teacher and a happy flattie.

 

The bearded lizard

sugar glider


May 10, 2019

In this episode we meet Denise Stein who went along with her doctors and tried implants, but found nothing but pain and illness.


May 6, 2019

Dara talks about her challenges in dealing with breast cancer and about the difference in black, brown, and non-brown ladies in treatment.