I am a lifelong model who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41. For most of my life, I believed my physical beauty and my modeling career defined my worth. I felt my value in this world was nothing without my attractiveness.
When chemotherapy and breast surgeries tore apart my external facade and changed my physical attributes, ultimately my inner prowess showed up to reveal the greatest beauty that was within me. Cancer didn’t destroy me or my image. My beauty wasn’t the physical perception society judged me as. My inner winsomeness triumphed.
I’m lucky cancer showed me my real value. And as I continue my modeling career even today, my smile and my light continues to thrive because I added that inner beauty to my shell.
I wrote a book called Walk Beside Me that includes my journey with breast cancer. It is a fictional depiction of my life which is now being made into a film called Willow the Feature Film.
I am not only a cancer survivor but I am on a mission to serve the breast cancer community everyday through my personal story by being an Ambassador for organizations like Learn Look Locate.
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