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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 

Aug 9, 2020

26:50 Shemariah Pradia is a Navy veteran, foodie, and flattie. You can find her on Instagram @shemmaljayash. Here are some pics.

Here's her tattoo.

 

And here's a delicious plate of fried snapper , white rice, and pickled onions she prepared. 


Aug 2, 2020

Tina Martel is an artist, art professor, and flattie. She had a heck of a journey getting here. She and her husband collaborated to create a beautiful book about her first surgery and cancer experience which left her with a lumpectomy. You can find it here

She is now working on a book about the second part of...


Jul 26, 2020

Dr. Simran Malhotra is a palliative care doctor, the daughter of a 2 time breast cancer survivor, enthusiastic healthy cuisine chef, mother of 2, and about to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy with aesthetic flat closure. You can follow her on Instagram @drsimran.malhotra and also @honestlywholistic . She is on FB...


Jul 10, 2020

Mika is a tenth grade English teacher in New York City. She has survived breast cancer and Covid 19. She lives with her wife, Tiff. Here are some lovely pics of Mika.

Mika and Tiff

 

Mika showing some of her cool fashion finds.

And a cool triptych


Jun 24, 2020

Christy Avila is one of the co-founders of International FLAT Day and she hosts the fb group Fierce, Flat, Forward. You can find International FLAT Day's website here.

You can find an exceptional brochure there called Flat is Beautiful. It gives lots of great information and you can print one out for yourself there. You...