103 People Unfriended Her, How Many Would Do the Same to Me

Would you unfriend me?

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freshly-pressed-rectangleI came across a Huffington post about a woman who posted pictures of herself on her Facebook wall that caused a collapse in her social circle.  The headline said “When Beth Posted These Images on Facebook, 103 People Unfriended Her”.   

The headline effectively grabbed my attention, but what the story really did was zero in on the heart of one of my own deepest fears.  It cut to a deep vulnerability that even I don’t fully understand, but it’s one that has held me back from engaging as fully in life as I possibly could.  I can’t do that until I can somehow get to a place of true peace about it.

Canvas ScarsThe pictures that Beth Whaanga, the woman in the Huffington piece, posted were semi-nude images of herself featuring her scars from a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy.  They were taken by a photographer leading a project called,

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4 thoughts on “103 People Unfriended Her, How Many Would Do the Same to Me

  1. Depends on what kind of “friend” you have, Bonnie. No, I wouldn’t unfriend you but people who are uncomfortable with such revelations or not willing to accept women as people if we’re not cast in the magazine image of beauty, which we’ve all been brainwashed to accept, might. It isn’t your problem or anything wrong with you…it’s what’s wrong with those who did the unfriending.

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