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International Flat Day is October 7th

“International FLAT Day” was created to celebrate going flat – to promote breast reconstruction awareness, to promote flat closure (breastless, chest wall reconstruction after mastectomy), to promote flat reconstruction as a valid choice, and to bring together the flat community in sisterhood! October is breast cancer awareness month, and the 7th is the “Day of Maat” – the Egyptian Goddess who represents TRUTH and JUSTICE.

The 7 principles of Maat are: Truth, Justice, Harmony, Balance, Order, Reciprocity, and Propriety. These principles really reflect the “heart” of the shared flat movement!

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NEW! International translations of our brochure are now available for download below!

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Who organizes IFD?

International FLAT Day began as a joint project of two prominent explant advocates, Christy Avila (Fierce, Flat, Forward) and Robyn Towt (Breast Implant Safety Alliance), and grew to include Devorah Vester Borenstein, Penny Dubbs Dudek, Shana Whitehead, and Kim Bowles (Not Putting on a Shirt). We share a common goal of wanting to #putflatonthemenu by celebrating the flat advocacy community, and enabling “open-source” sharing of resources on going flat developed by our diverse and passionate flat advocacy community.

  • International FLAT Day is October 7th

    October 17, 2019 by

    The very first “International FLAT Day” will premier on OCTOBER 7th, 2019! 🎉 “International FLAT Day” was created to celebrate going flat – to promote breast reconstruction awareness, to promote flat closure (breastless, chest wall reconstruction after mastectomy), to promote flat reconstruction as a valid choice, and to bring together the flat community in sisterhood! October… Read more

  • Why October 7th?

    October 17, 2019 by

    Why October 7th? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month… but also, the 7th is the day of the ancient Egyptian goddess Ma’at. She represents all that is right in the world: truth, justice, balance, order, harmony, propriety and reciprocity. Organizing principles to live by in advocacy and in life. TRUTH – full disclosure of information… Read more

  • More Flat Resources!

    October 17, 2019 by

    WHO DID WE MISS?! It was such a struggle to decide what resources to include in our limited brochure space for “Flat is Beautiful”. We ultimately decided that since we wanted to reach women facing the reconstructive decision (and secondarily, their surgeons), we would prioritize the resources these women would find the most useful. So… Read more

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