Aniela McGuinness created a stunning photography series that captures each stage of her mastectomy. In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this series aims to empower and inspire other women who are dealing with similar illnesses.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Aniela McGuinness found that the only mastectomy images online were slightly sad and non-inspiring. The images that this breast cancer survivor created were a phonological documentation of the mastectomy process.
The series titled 'My Breast Choice' is a portrait series that features a topless Aniela posing as iconic women such as 'Rosie the Riveter' and the bride of Frankenstein. The entire series documents the emotional journey in an amazing way by using pop culture and personal references. These uplifting photographs are a personal keepsake for Aniela, but are also an empowering support system for other women dealing with similar struggles.