Board of Badasses
(Oh... um, we mean "Directors")
Sondra Price | President
Sondra is a young wife, mother of 3 girls, and activist. Sondra co-founded the website ‘BS Breast Cancer’; a website geared towards creating education, support, and empowering breast cancer patients and their families. She has been interviewed for several publications, podcasts and videos - most recently a feature on NowThis that went viral. Sondra initially went the path of breast mound reconstruction at 28 - she had 2 lumpectomies in her early 20's - after her bilateral mastectomy, followed by an explant at 35 when her body rejected her reconstruction. She is passionate about modeling positive imagery of her flat body so others can see the beauty that exists in it even after a major trauma like cancer occurs. She brings her career experience of medical insurance coding and terminology to Flat Closure NOW.
Emily Hopper | Vice President
Emily Hopper is a young mother, wife, artist and activist. Emily found her breast cancer in 2016; she was 29 years old and pregnant. After chemotherapy, Emily created EMPOWERHAUS - a breast cancer awareness t-shirt shop as a way to raise funds for her treatment costs. Her classic white on black 'FLAT AF' tee quickly took off throughout the going flat community and is worn by handfuls of flat closure patients! A few months later, she created "Flatties Unite" - a Facebook support group for those who've gone flat. She has been featured on The CanSurvivor podcast, The Intersection of Cancer and Life podcast, The Daily Beast and Wildfire Magazine to name a few. Emily is an artist skilled in photography, graphic design & web design and lends her artistic talents and ideas to Flat Closure NOW!
Katie is a wife, mother of five and a professional photographer who believes in advocacy for women's and children's issues; both nationally and internationally. In 2016, Katie was diagnosed with After finding cancer during a breast reduction, a breast cancer diagnosis and health issues related to mastectomy and reconstruction failure in 2016, Katie has established herself in the mastectomy communities online as a hilarious, inspiring role model for aesthetic flat closure. Her page, The Flat Advocate, is a must-follow for anyone who needs a pick me up from the cancer crap! She an administrator of the Mastectomy Support Group, Mastectomy Support Group Gender Non-Specific, and her personal page and IG account,The Flat Advocate.
Katie P. Fink | Treasurer & Interim Secretary
Melanie Testa | Director
Melanie has been breaking down the barriers of invisibility for going flat since their diagnosis in 2011. They've been featured in numerous advocacy projects over the years including The Grace Project, Play Out underwear, Huffington Post, CNN/Great Big Story, Women's Health, NowThis and more. Melanie also founded My Flat Friends - a welcoming and supportive Facebook group for flatties. As the first well known flat advocate and role model in the breast cancer communities; they present images that are strong, sexy, inspirational and even sometimes confrontational - in an effort to normalize the experience a majority of women face with breast cancer diagnosis. You may also recognize Melanie from their artwork as well. They're a professional artist, fabric maker and seamstress with a published book!
"You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things."
~ Mother Teresa