For the Breast of Us
Jasmine Souers and Marissa Thomas, founders of For the Breast of Us, became friends online through Instagram, but met in-person at the Young Survivors Coalition (YSC) ’19 Summit. After exchanging stories, they realized how much more they have in common, besides breast cancer. The most important thing being, to uplift women of color and give them the tools to make this cancer journey a little less bumpy. Something they wish they had for themselves and their families when they were diagnosed.
Jasmine and Marissa, both used social media, during and after their treatment and realized how much of a tool and powerful it is. But it was lacking one thing: images of women that looked like them. Something to reference when you hear the words: “You have breast cancer” or “A mastectomy is needed, and this is what it will look like.” They heard from many women if there was one area that could be changed, it would be that.
Because of this, they decided, “We couldn’t get a seat at the table. So, we’re building our own!”
For the Breast of Us is a community for you, about you and by you that empower women of color affected by breast cancer to make the rest of their lives the best of their lives through education, advocacy and community.
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