The SCAR Project

** CAUTION: Adult material **

i found this site at work - and let me tell you - it took me some serious fierceness to look through these AMAZING photographs of young women, like myself, with breast cancer .. the courage and strength is seen in each face along with the tears of sadness and dispair - truly a powerful work - it has evoked so many emotions within me that i know will take me weeks or months to even understand!

The SCAR project is an exhibition of large scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors photos shot by fashion photographer David Jay.  It's a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of the many brave women!



*make the best of it and enjoy ur alive*




*i am who i am*


*keeping it in*


this IS breast cancer - the reality of the world i live in - people have told me through this "there's life BEFORE cancer and there's life AFTER cancer" - i wouldn't wish it upon anyone - terrifying - almost to the point your frozen in time and all your wishing for is to go back in time

my life - my reality
give me strength!

above: my goal in life! - just hoping i get the chance!

to all the survivors - those we lost - the previvors - friends and family - THANK YOU for making the path for me just a tad bit easier! - crying or not - you've made a difference in my life! - forever grateful and honored!

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  1. Wow those are some power pictures. What a great project.

  2. I have chills. What amazing, beautiful, brave & courageous women. Their strength just spills out from the photos. A few weeks ago while on Fire Island, a woman who had a double masectomy was walking on the beach topless and it was the most powerful thing I have ever seen.

    Sending you lots of love, hugs, strength and good health, sweetie xoxo

  3. That's a really powerful post. Thanks for sharing! Those women are so brave. Love you!

  4. For once I am speechless. These images are just so powerful there are no words needed. xoxo

  5. OH WOW! Thank you for sharing this! I really needed a reality check to be thankful for health. These women are amazingly strong and I applaud them for that strength.

  6. I have to admit it takes a lot to give me pause. These photos are not only powerful but very thought provoking. Thank you for sharing TB.

    Lisa @ Lesapea Musings xx

  7. What brave souls. Sharing their pain I'm sure has helped so many people deal with their own. I'm sure this touches very closely to your own heart and pain.

  8. So powerful and beautiful. An amazing project, thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh my goodness, this is so powerful. My heart is swollen right now with all kinds of emotions.

  10. Wow that be some powerful images! :)

    I am thankful that you have the right attitude and that you are looking for support and insight. So much love is being sent to you right you feel it yet? How about now....?

  11. Such power yet stunning images.

    Thank you for sharing.

    X x

  12. Such Powerful and inspiring images! Thank you for sharing.

  13. these are such powerful images...they gave me the chills! The bravery of these women is absolutely inspiring. Thanks for sharing this E. xoxox

  14. Extremely powerful images. Thanks for sharing these, you are empowering these women by sharing their stories in this way!

  15. i love each one- I can see how brave they are in each of their faces.

  16. holy moses. i'm kind of speechless. there really aren't words: the pictures do all the talking. FILLED WITH COURAGE. xo-C

  17. These women are amazingly brave. A true inspiration!

  18. There are no words to describe my thoughts. I feel sadness that any woman in our society has to face such a painful experience and a altering of the body's appearance. I feel empowered that woman are so strong, as to deal with such a painful experience and then to be photographed in such a vulnerable state...these women are amazing. We need to support one another in good times and bad. Erika, my heart breaks for you. I am sorry that you're experiencing such a reality. Truly, it makes me feel sad. You are the definition of strength.

  19. I have a friend who also has breast cancer, but doing well with her treatments. I wish you peace, comfort and strength for your journey as well.

  20. amazing post and courage. I am an oncology nurse and you are my new hero.

    xoxo navy & orange

  21. ok, even more tears now. These women are AMAZING, I have no words for how amazing they are!


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