Flat Closure NOW is an education and advocacy group dedicated to ensuring breast cancer patients and providers understand that “going flat” is a valid, beautiful, and healthy surgical option after mastectomy.
Flatties Unite is a badass, body positive sisterhood of breast cancer survivors, thrivers and previvors embracing the #flatlife post-mastectomy through community & support - created by Flat Closure NOW's Vice President, Emily Hopper.
Who are Our Flat Friends? We are good people, wanting community, who are willing to art and make social change as needed and called. Some of us are flat, meaning we did not chose to reconstruct our bodies after breast cancer treatment/BrCa status and in relation to reconstructive options.
A place where women in Canada can find support in choosing to remain flat (no reconstruction) after mastectomy. Women choosing to explant after reconstruction are also welcome. We are also seeking to improve visability and validity of flat reconstruction in the Canadian medical system. Please note: only women located in Canada will be accepted as members.
This group is a community of one breasted women living half flat after mastectomy. We don't mind if you wear a prosthetic, but we discourage talk about it.... This group is to encourage you to embrace your one breasted body and to help others do the same. With the body positive movement we need to show the world that living one breasted should be something to be proud of not something that needs to be hidden.
Flat Retreat offers the Flat Community weekend adventures and gathering spaces to deepen friendships and inspire our personal journeys and wellness. The Flat Community includes women who have chosen flat closure over reconstruction after mastectomy.
Shay Sharpe's Pink Wishes (SSPW), is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that grants wishes to young women, age 40 and under, who have been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. (We define terminal as having one year or less to live, per their physician.) In addition to granting wishes, SSPW educates, mentors and shares resources with women globally, who have been affected by breast cancer.
Creating art can be an instrumental part of healing after a breast cancer diagnosis. This group is a place to explore, share, ask questions and post anything related to art and your healing process. Even if you've never touched a paint brush or drawn anything, your creations are part of you and we want to see them.
This is an open discussion. I offer this group for my lovely sisters who, after having their breasts removed, have discovered a belly beneath. Our book club will be reading, "Diastasis Recti; The Whole Body Solution to Abdominal Weakness and Separation."