Oct 26

True Colors

I have been having a very emotional week. I found a lot of inspiration in that video I posted a few days ago and went through my own pictures. I was not going to point out the Photo Gallery I put up. I was just going to let it ‘be there’. I certainly wasn’t going to point out that there were some very powerful pictures of my boobs on there. Pre and post surgery.

I did discuss with Natasha (not her real name) how some people might be uncomfortable around me if they saw the ‘after’ picture. She told me ‘Fuck them. Cancer is not a trip to the Bibbity Bobbity Salon’. (an actual quote)

A few hours later, I went to the Cyndi Lauper concert, where she basically sang all of She’s So Unusual. In the encore, she sang True Colors. And a shiver went through my body.

And I’ll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

I’ve never been afraid to be me. I have to let my True Colors shine through. I don’t give a crap what anyone thinks. I’m me, and I’m going through hell and I’m just going to put it all out there and not care if it makes anyone uncomfortable.

Please notice that I did not hyperlink the photo gallery. I don’t need to. Look or don’t.


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  1. Linda

    I love you. I loved meeting you. I love reading you. I love your rawness. I love your true colours. keep shining.

  2. Liz

    love it. you are doing it for yourself, and that is the best, the only way. Your true colors are truly beautiful.

  3. Ellie

    I love this!! And this year totally sucks now but one day it will be the year that you kicked cancer’s ass and lived to tell about it.
    I’m pretty much living by the motto, “If she can do this with cancer, I can…” (Fill in the blank- basically getting me to be more motivated, do something everyday that scares me, and just live rather than exist). I’ve said it before, but I’m really so proud to call you my friend!!!

  4. Anna in Turin

    True Colors is one of my all-time favourite songs…

    So don’t be afraid to let them show
    Your true colors
    True colors are beautiful,
    Like a rainbow

  5. Nance

    I love that song. It always reminds me to be true to myself.

    I didn’t notice the photo gallery until you mentioned it today. You know what? I see that photo of “the old SnodV” and I think, “She looks the same to me now. Why does she call that the Old SnodV?”, but then I remember that cancer is a journey and all journeys change you somehow. It’s not just what you look like on the outside, it’s how you look on the inside. I still see a beautiful person, in and out.

  6. Meg

    I love the pics. They are powerful, beautiful and real. Keep being you.

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