Body, Journalling, Medical Humanities, News, Self-portrait without Breasts

Holding my breath

I’m doing a lot of breathing exercises and voice work at the moment, in preparation for various readings and performances – the launch of Excisions tomorrow September 16th, then the first performance-with-photos of Self-portrait without Breasts on October 4th. All through autumn 2006, the weeks of decisions and waiting, I had to remember to breathe… Continue reading Holding my breath

Body, Journalling, Medical Humanities, News, Self-portrait without Breasts

Scars

I’m lucky, my scars are quite neat and flat, and the incision lines themselves now silvery. The scars are not quite symmetrical – the surgeon said that’s because my breasts weren’t quite symmetrical. 28 June 2006 This morning I woke thinking about breasts and femininity – how empowering to have breasts, but how potentially empowering… Continue reading Scars