A role model for ‘flat reconstruction’, Melanie presents 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. Breaking down the barriers of invisibility for this reconstructive choice has been a focus for Melanie since her diagnosis in 2011.
Participation in The Cancer Journals Revisited, a documentary by Lana Lin.
The Cancer Journals Revisited trailer from Lin + Lam on Vimeo.
Role/Reboot: I Chose to Live as a Flat Chested Woman After Breast Cancer Treatment
Play Out underwear editorial campaign
24 Women Bare their Scars to Reveal Beauty in Imperfection:
Women’s Health article 4 Women Show the Reality of their Mastectomy Scars
CNN/Great Big Story interview:
Participation in PerfektUNperfekt, a high fashion photoshoot by Esther Hasse and Uta Melle.
Thinking about Gender Surface/Iconicity and What Breasts Have to Do With It by Anne Marie Champagne
Chelsea Now: For QueerCancer Survivors, it’s not all about Pink Ribbons.
Principal role as a Genderless Faerie in upcoming movie, The Avant Gardener by Lidsay Katt.
My Flat Friends Pinterest Board:
CBS Sunday Morning March 12 <—Link to entire show
The New York Post, Why I went Flat after Breast Cancer by Bethany Kandel