Friday, February 28, 2020

Mum poses for gorgeous photoshoot to have confidence and love her body back after surviving breast cancer

Kimberley Birkett, 28, has posed for a gorgeous photoshoot to celebrate her body confidence after surviving breast cancer and the removal of her left b.o.o.b.

The seamstress and mum-of-two returned from a holiday to Cumbria in 2018 and found a lump in her left breast. She rushed to see a doctor but was dismissed due to her young age.

Thankfully, Kimberley pushed to have a biopsy, ultrasound, and mammogram. The results showed that she had grade three invasive ducal carcinoma breast cancer and would need urgent treatment.

Kimberley underwent seven rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, finally having a mastectomy in March 2019.

The removal of her breast knocked Kimberley’s confidence at first and she struggled to accept her new body.

But posing for a photoshoot that encouraged her to embrace her sex appeal changed everything.

In a series of photos taken by Lauren Baker, Kimberley showed off her scars and learned to accept and love her body again.

‘The photoshoot made me feel beautiful, in a simple answer,’ Kimberley said.

‘Just because I’ve had body parts removed and hair fallen out etc doesn’t mean I am ugly to society. I still rock a bald head and one b.o.o.b.

‘I felt amazing and so very proud of myself as I knew in some way I would be helping others whether it’s to put a smile on their faces or to help someone else through their journey and be happy with their body.’