Media

This is where you’ll find my media appearances and press articles.

Project #ShowUs

I am part of this exciting collaboration between Dove, Girlgaze & Getty Images. One of my images was chosen as a global high impact. It has appeared in Times Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus tube station, Waterloo station and most recently (June 2018) on the beach at Cannes, France. There has been a huge media campaign, which I’ve been part of.

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  • Bustle featured the project in April 2019 and included a photo of me wearing clothes! You can read it here.

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  • Stylist featured the campaign in May 2019, both in print and online. The digital article is here.

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  • Stylist featured the project again in June 2019. I was asked to contribute to two digital articles:

‘The new beauty rules we should be following’

‘4 women on what representation means to them’

Audio

I appeared on the Nihal Arthanayake show on BBC Radio 5 Live on 22nd May 2019 as an update to my interview in September 2018. It coincided with my #ShowUs image being on display in Piccadilly Circus.

My daughter, Laura and I were invited to chat to Jo Good on BBC Radio London. The interview was aired on 5th June 2019. We discussed our Listening Project discussion and the mother daughter role reversal that happened between us as a result of my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

I was invited to record a podcast for Breast Cancer Care in March 2019. I talked about how I made my decision to live flat and not to have reconstruction. You can listen here.

In November 2018, I was interviewed for the Very Loose Women podcast which you can listen to here. We talked about my experiences with cancer, living flat after double mastectomy and how gardening has helped with my recovery.

On 18th September 2018 I was guest editor on BBC 5 Live’s Afternoon Edition, presented by Nihal Arthanayake. We discussed my decision to live flat and why it should be every woman’s right to choose their treatment options after mastectomy. Listen here from 14 minutes.

Video

This video was the most watched video on the BBC website on 22nd September 2018. I talk about why I’m happy living flat. Watch it here

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Press

In October 2019, The Telegraph interviewed me for a feature in their Lifestyle section. I talk about how I made the choice not to have reconstructive surgery and to have my second breast removed. Read it here

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In May 2019, I was featured as part of the Strong Women series in the Metro. I discuss how exercise, including Nordic Walking, is part of my life again and how I needed to be strong to convince my surgeon to agree to my second mastectomy. Read it here.

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I was featured in Woman’s Weekly in April 2019. “My life changing diagnosis”

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Piece in The Times March 2019 https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/i-got-a-shock-after-a-routine-scan-then-the-treatment-was-amazing-hn3qgfkll

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My fellow Flat Friend, Penny Rutterford interviewed me for a piece in the January issue of Goldie Magazine.

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Piece in Independent September 2018 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/breast-cancer-deaths-increase-austerity-conservatives-screening-obesity-a8558391.html

Piece in Daily Mirror June 2018 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breast-cancer-breakthrough-means-5000-12642536

Piece in Daily Mail June 2018 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5801769/Thousands-breast-cancer-patients-SPARED-chemotherapy.html

In April 2018 I was featured in the leading Bulgarian women’s magazine, Woman. The English translation is here

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I was featured in the January 2018 issue of Good Housekeeping

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