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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. Some of us had a unilateral mastectomy and chose to remain flat on one side.  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 

Mar 13, 2020

Shay's steamy video can be found here.

Shay Sharpe, 41, was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland. Shay is a 2 time breast cancer survivor and Madame President of Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes (SSPW), a National 501(c)3 non-profit organization that advocates, befriends cancer patients, educates, restores hope, provides scholarships and grants final & Christmas wishes to young women and children who have been affected by breast cancer. Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes even has their very own Maryland license plate! 
 
Shay founded SSPW in 2011, after seeing firsthand the void in services for young women.  Even though Shay had no family history of breast cancer, she was diagnosed with Stage III ER/PR+ breast cancer at age 26. Needless to say, Shay was often the youngest person in the waiting room, during her oncology visits. One week before her 27th birthday, Shay had her cancer tumors, lymph nodes and both breasts removed.
 
Over the years, Shay has endured multiple cancer scares, surgeries, complications, broken bones, scans, hundreds of doctor appointments, thousands of pills, and every side effect under the sun, only to be told exactly 10 years later, at age 36, her breast cancer had returned. (Keep in mind that she already had her breasts removed, so that ends the argument that women can’t get breast cancer again, after a bilateral mastectomy.) In the media, we often hear them pushing the age 40 when it comes to breast cancer, but if Shay hadn’t found her own lump on both occasions, chances are she wouldn’t have lived to see age 40. 
 
Shay, Shay’s photos and her selfless philanthropic contributions, have been featured on/in countless publications around the world, including The Today Show, Huffington Post, UK’s Barcroft Media, Allure Magazine and People.com to name a few. Shay also sits on the board for the Young Womens Breast Cancer Initiative at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
 
Be sure to follow Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes on Instagram and visit their website via www.ShaySharpesPinkWishes.org , to donate, read about past wish recipients, volunteer or catch up on upcoming events.
 
And here are some great pics of Shay: