Forward Theatre Project commissioned photographer Ailsa Bee to create an exhibition of men and women who have had mastectomies to celebrate bodies and survival. The exhibition is running alongside our latest production, GENESIS.
For more information on Ailsa visit her website www.ailsabeephotography.co.uk
CarolineHOPES FOR THE FUTURE
I lift my face and feel the air,
to leave behind my past and cares,
and smell the joy of summer sun,
which breathes new life where once was none,
so in the twilight of fading gloom,
I will see the flowers bloom.
Living flat is an option! I am #allwoman @flatfriendsUK www.flatfriends.org.uk
ClaireHOPES FOR THE FUTURE
I want to make every day count and make the most of every opportunity that comes along and not put things off.
I appreciate the little things in life, taking time to breathe deep and smell the flowers. I want to continue racing my sled dogs along forest tracks around the Country.
I want to watch my little 6 year old girl grow up into the beautiful woman I know she will be. I want to watch her dance at her wedding.
GailHOPES FOR THE FUTURE
My hopes for the future - world peace, end to all hunger and poverty, discovery of life on Mars…
More realistically, at some point, the vast majority of us will have experience of cancer, whether at first-hand or by proxy. This is often said to give people a new perspective on life - a chance to re-evaluate what is important and what is trivial, to refocus priorities and to greet each new day with gratitude and a positive desire to do the best that can be done.
So my real hopes are that I may continue to live life to the full, and that the dedication and commitment of all those working in the field of cancer research will soon be rewarded with cures and preventative measures to beat this disease once and for all. In the meantime I can only thank all the doctors and nurses I encountered on my own cancer journey whose skills saved my life.