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Why October 7th?

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

JUSTICE – respect for our informed choice

BALANCE – flat advocacy and breast cancer advocacy go hand in hand

ORDER – moving forward diligently, one step at a time

HARMONY – respect for the diversity of experiences of women in the flat community

PROPRIETY – the golden rule

RECIPROCITY – lifting each other up and amplifying each other’s voices


Published by Not Putting on a Shirt

Kim Bowles is Founder and President of Not Putting on a Shirt, a mastectomy patients' rights organization. Our mission is to advocate for satisfactory cosmetic outcomes for those who choose to go flat. We inform and support patients, demand increased accountability for medical professionals and institutions, and collaborate with patients and providers to establish resources and protocols that will make a difference.

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