The Fake Tit Fund
For every body affected by breast cancer. Boobs, fake boobs, one boob, no boobs.
In 2016, my mother’s friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Genetically, it was a risk for her, but emotionally it was devastating news.
Suzannah, who is an incredible and hilarious woman, was faced with decisions that lacked a sense of humor. At the time of her diagnosis, the discussion of having her breasts reconstructed, or “fake tits, post-op”, offered an optimistic edge for her.
I became interested in this process through treatment, and my aim was to explore the reality of these decisions, like hers to have breast reconstruction. As I approached people on social media who were speaking on their experiences publicly, I noticed many survivors who opted out of reconstruction. My focus broadened as I became aware of the diversity within this process.
The objective is to encourage and increase nude representation of breast cancer survivors to raise awareness about treatment, options, and positive emotional wellbeing. By bringing focus to mastectomy scars, breast reconstructions, "going flat", nipple and breast tattoos, etc., we hope to support the community throughout and after treatment by acknowledging and exploring their changing sense of identity. I hope the images and information in Tissue can be a visual reference for those affected by breast cancer to relate to throughout their journey.
Isabel Ulatowski, founder and director
Fundraising through curation and collaboration.
The Fake Tit Fund products are designed to be noticeable and spark dialogue surrounding breast cancer recovery and treatment.
The growing curation of goods will sustain the project with at least 50% of proceeds donated to charity.
Through collaborative projects, TFTF aims to expand our product line by promoting independent makers’ work and increasing our donations to breast cancer research and charities that support the community. Every item is designed to be noticeable, raise awareness, and spark dialogue surrounding treatment, recovery, and personal aesthetic decisions.
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