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IN People ON 15 Apr, 2016
Mother of four, Beth Whaanga, faced criticisms when she posted her nude body showing her horrific surgery scars. This Australian mother was diagnosed with cancer, and this was not just all, she underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction too. Rather than hiding her scars, this brave woman decided to share her condition and spread awareness about cancer on social media. Sadly, instead of appreciation, Mrs. Whaanga received hate comments on her posts; more than 100 people unfriended her from Facebook.
..showing her scars. The pictures were taken especially to create awareness about cancer, supporting the project "Under the Red Dress."
When she posted the pictures on her Facebook page, she mentioned that: "These images are confronting and contain topless material, they are not in any way meant to be sexual. The aim of this project is to raise awareness for breast cancer. If you find these images offensive please hide them from your feed."
.. they found this pictures offensive and unsuitable for children.
"What gutless people. People have tried to get it off Facebook. In no way is this picture pornographic. It represents the truth about cancer and what measures some women will need to take to survive. I think it's brave that she can show her scars and I think many more women will hopefully check their own bodies every now and then."
.. decided not to put down any of pictures as it is for a cause and she feels glad that she posed for the photos. Even Facebook has said they won't be pulling the images down as photos weren't violating any guidelines.
..She requests that "if you find anything don't brush it off, better to be safe and alive." Beth and her photographer friend are looking for the people to take part in the project, hoping to receive other cancer stories soon.