Shortly after my double mastectomy 12 years ago, my oncologist asked me how I felt about losing my breasts. I told him I was sad and afraid I would feel this way forever. "How you feel will keep evolving," he said.
#FreetheNipple and #NoMorePage3 share the same feminist goal: greater equality for women. One is focused on removing legal discrimination. The other asks that women be treated with the same dignity and respect as men.
For every woman who has removed a lump, gotten a scare, lost a breast, had a mastectomy, taken care of and nurtured someone who has brushed up against the evil of "The Big C" -- I salute you. Stay in the race, and keep fighting.