Media & Press

We are a growing organization, passionate about spreading our message. We appreciate those who help us do this! Please contact us if you are interested in helping us further our mission with press coverage.

Post-mastectomy women without reconstruction, you are not alone

Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton, October 2014

 

Featuring founder Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton's journey to living without reconstruction, how she met her co-founder Barbie Ritzco and the importance of FLAT & fabulous

Barbie

he4dgirl, October 2014

 

A beautiful article by one of our FLAT & fabulous members as a tribute to founder Barbie Ritzco. 

Empowering women post-mastectomy

Facebook Stories, October 2014

 

Featuring founder Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton's journey to living without reconstruction, how she met her co-founder Barbie Ritzco and the importance of FLAT & fabulous

Flat and fabulous: topless tattoo selfie inspires cancer survivors

Susan Donaldson James, October 2014

 

Featuring founder Barbie Ritzco's tattoo chestplate and part of her journey. Discusses the legacy she leaves behind in FLAT & fabulous and co-founder Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton's thoughts on the group. Also shares the views of a group member and a couple of women who did choose to reconstruct.

Barbie Ritzco, breast cancer champion, wants this photo to go viral

Lucia Peters, August 2014

 

She has participated in countless projects to raise awareness and support, and she co-founded an empowerment group for women who choose not to have reconstruction after mastectomies. This is her story. It’s also the story of the many people she has helped along the way. And it’s why we’re trying to make this photo of her go viral. 

Woman's tattooed, topless mastectomy selfie is the most inspiring thing you'll see today

Heather Cichowski, August 2014

 

Selfies have a reputation for being narcissistic and often ridiculous, but only rarely are their inspiring. This one is truly both beautiful and inspirational.

She cannot ask for her life back but she can ask for our attention

MamaMia Team, August 2014

 

Selfies have a reputation for being narcissistic and often ridiculous, but only rarely are their inspiring. This one is truly both beautiful and inspirational.

Bold selfie after breast cancer

Mehr bei BRIGITTE, August 2014

 

An article from Germany: Barbie Ritzco ließ sich nach der Diagnose Brustkrebs beide Brüste abnehmen und stellte ein mutiges Selfie ins Netz. Das kursiert nun wieder in den sozialen Netzwerken - leider mit traurigem Hintergrund.

The topless selfie that's unlike any you've seen

Hayley MacMillen, August 2014

 

Imagine that you have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Imagine that it's stage three of four possible stages of severity.

The warrior queen: 10 things you can't see in this photo

Darryle Pollack, August 2014

 

It's worth a thousand words, for sure. You can tell a lot just by looking at it. But not everything. Here's 10 things this picture won't tell you.

This brave woman's powerful selfie proves that flat really is fabulous

Maureen Shaw, August 2014

 

A picture is worth a thousand words, but this photo of breast cancer survivor Barbie Ritzco is priceless. While all stories of cancer survival are inspiring, Ritzco's is particularly extraordinary, which is why it's not surprising the empowering selfie has recently gone viral.

Amazing breast cancer survivor gets inspiring & beautiful tattoo

Liz Alterman, August 2014

 

The soldier underwent a double mastectomy, but rather than opt for reconstructive surgery, she adorned her chest with a bright and beautiful tattoo of an open heart bursting with flowers.

The bravest topless selfie in the world

KÄMPFER-HERZ, August 2014

 

An article from Germany: US-Veteranin Barbie Ritzco (39) hat keine Brüste mehr. Der Krebs zwang sie zur Amputation. Doch sich zu verstecken, kam für sie nie in Frage.

ברבי מסוג אחר

הדס בשן, August 2014

 

An article from Israel: לאישה שבתמונה קוראים ברבי ריצקו, ובשעה שהיא נאבקת על חייה היא רוצה להפוך לויראלית, עם מסר העצמה כלפי נשים שחלו בסרטן השד, ובחרו בכריתה ללא ניתוח שחזור. עזרו להפיץ את התמונה שלה ואת המסר החשוב

Marine’s topless selfie has people talking for all the right reasons

The Mighty Staff, August 2014

 

Some selfies are frivolous, some are narcissistic and some are downright inappropriate. This one is important, selfless and downright brave.

I never signed up for this

Darryle Pollack, May 2014

 

TEDx talk by Darryle Pollack about the prison of perfection - she also talks about Flat & Fabulous and some of our members.

The most perfect advice for breast cancer awareness

Leigh Shulman, October 2013

 

An interview with founder Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton about her journey and why she feels Flat & Fabulous is important.

Force

The SCAR Project Blog, September 2013

 

An article by SCAR Project model and Flat & Fabulous member Toni about her journey.

Angelina Goes Lara Croft On Cancer

The SCAR Project Blog, May 2013

 

An article by founder Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton and her views on Angelina Jolie's revelation she has a gene mutation.

It's time

Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton, February 2013

 

An article by founder Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton sharing her journey with gene testing, prophylactic mastectomy, reconstruction and her decision of extraction.

Ennobled by her scars

The SCAR Project Blog, April 2013

 

An article sharing the various ways SCAR models are "paying it forward", including the founding of Flat & Fabulous

Soldier Interrupted

Barbie Ritzco, May 2012

 

An article by founder Barbie Ritzco sharing her journey as a marine with cancer and why she chose to pose for the SCAR Project

Founders:

Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton

& Barbie Ritzco

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