5 responses to “Flat: Womanhood reshaped”

  1. Ginny Delaney

    Thank you. You are an amazing woman and writer. I am proud to call you my sister. I love you!

    1. Catherine Guthrie

      Aw shucks (blush)

  2. shoofoolatte

    I found your writings last night as I was searching for women who choose NOT to deconstruct. There aren’t many.

    5 years after a slam-bam-thankyoumaam mastectomy and silicon implant reconstruction, I am waiting for the insurance authorization to have the implant removed and my right chest smoothed over or something – deconstruction. Psychologically preparing myself to be a one-breasted woman is a lonely venture and I sure am glad that there are others out there who have faced this whole breast thing with honesty and courage. I wish there were more of us, and we had a broader voice.

    I am looking forward to getting my body back. I feel like the integrity of my body (and soul?) have been compromised these last 5 years. I recognize many of my confusing feelings in your writing. Thank you for putting it out there.

    1. Catherine Guthrie

      Thank you for sharing your story. I agree. This is a lonely road. But a voice in the wilderness can make all the difference. Good luck with your surgery. May it be the first step to a deeper healing.


  3. beth cioffoletti

    amen. amen. I think that when you said above that you had found a new freedom, it meant more than just freedom from breasts.

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