Hello my readers,
First of all just apologize for my lasts posts only written in Spanish language without the English abstract as it’s usual. Today is the last Tuesday of the year and I would like to write about what really is behind calendar images. In order to inform you how is going on my fashion beneficial calendar. Available here.
Also I would explain that the project has got none profit purpose, but social. It’s only on sale for recovering the investment that the production required and recollect for the Spanish Medical Oncologist Association (SEOM).
Why to explain what it is behind calendar images?
Because who appears in these thirteen photographies it’s me, I want to explain my history, the reality below calendar images. I’ve passed for three types of gynecological cancers and nowadays I’m ready for a surgery, in a few days.
All that illness started with Human Papilloma Virus, that’s transmitted through sexual relations (even using preservatives). That’s the reason of the prices using 6 and 9 figures.
Also I wanted to inform about that virus: 80% of women are exposed to these kinds of virus at least once a life and from those 80% immunize it. So then nothing else happens.
However I was into the 20% who haven’t. And then one thing leaded to another, growing a malicious tumor that made me me stronger, last year.
Even though I was almost completely healed, the same history has repeated this year. So I am in the one third part of women that having being practised a radical histerectomy and given good perspectives; I felt back into the illness.
Projects and creativity behind calendar images
If last year I started writhing that fashion blog and focusing my career to the world of fashion, this year I didn’t want to stay quiet either.
Therefor this year I made that Fashion Beneficial Calendar thanks to Je m’Aime Sensuel Boutique, Dani Hair Studio, Defior Perruquers, Marypaz.com and Daniella Dallavalle. Whitout their support the project won’t has seen the light.
Behind calendar images: Thousand words…
One image don’t worth more than thousand words. Behind calendar images there is pain, deep cuts, emotional and physical suffering, ruptures with people around me in everyday life. In the two pictures below and the third of the post I was posed after leaving from the hospital…
When practiced to me one biopsy at the affected zone, without anesthesia. I can assure that my eyes are not full of mystery, but hurting.
Consequently behind calendar images there isn’t what it seems to be: glamour, joy, fun, parties, love, entertainment travels; the good face of a freezing instant, shoot, while smiling, or with an intense way of looking, but here there is fighting, hard work, with few resources, self strength, self motivation, (even team motivator role), get beyond, patience, persevering…
And sometimes, tears, and other, laughs.
Solidarity is found behind calendar images
In conclusion, the most pain I feel, the more creative I am. It’s especially relevant that I aim to constitute my own Fundation for financing gynecologic cancers investigations in order to avoid high economical infrastructure’s costs of the big foundations and societies that already exist. That’s what I have made this year as well.
The point is great part of the benefits that I produce with every project will go to my Foundation, that is for public interest where the money saved will go directly to the investigators. Cause I’m all the infrastructure that my modest Research Fundation needs.
Finally I would like you to enjoy the photography and contribute with the cause, buying the calendar here. That cause for what most women lose their reproduction organs in early ages, their opportunities to be mothers and sometimes these illness finish their lifes.
I’m thankful with people that trust me, but also must admit that I expected more support from citizens of my zone. “Nobody is a profet in its own land”, the refrain tells.
I send a message to those women that suffer. You can contact me and I will give my best of me to help you.