Australia's real-life 'Calendar Girls' are celebrating a decade of fundraising by stripping nude in the name of curing cancer. The eight ladies, known as The Pink Belles , have posed stark naked in a racy calendar shoot which will raise money for cancer research. Inspired by the Hollywood movie, the Sunshine Coast ladies decided to do something a little different this year to mark the 10th anniversary of their charity. The eight ladies, known as The Pink Belles, have posed stark naked in a racy calendar shoot which will raise money for cancer research. Following in the footsteps of Australia's hottest firemen, the Pink Belles bared all in a fun and very intimate nude photo shoot. Appearing on Sunrise completely nude, the eight women had only a big pink sign to cover their modesty. The women decided to give the firemen a run for their money with a similarly racy nude calendar pictured. When asked what their husbands and families thought of their nude project, one woman admitted her sons were slightly 'embarrassed' by her pursuit.
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The Webby for Good, produced in partnership with WP Engine, is a showcase of Webby-honored projects and campaigns that are promoting social good in the world. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram strictly prohibit the display of female nipples. We were dealing with a self-destructing concept: when one of our assets were deleted we also lost all the associated likes and shares - so it was very difficult to grow organically and gain momentum in the usual way. Because of this we needed our supporters and influencers to upload multiple instances of our campaign motifs across Facebook. The most rewarding aspect was seeing the incredible amount of support for this initiative; starting with the 17 brave women who posed for the pictures, through to the Pink Ribbon organisation and the numerous influencers, celebrities and supporters who risked suspension from their social media accounts to help spread this message. Finally the PR support helped further multiply the message - while our campaign was being eroded on the social web, the mainstream news media picked up the story and ensured the campaign would live on and reach even more women around the world. With breast cancer affecting so many women each year and Facebook censorship causing controversy in Germany, we saw a great opportunity for Pink Ribbon, and they agreed it was a perfect moment to talk about early detection. The biggest discussions and arguments! We wanted the images to be bold, arresting, controversial even—but we did not want to sexualize the subjects in any way.
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By Bianca London for MailOnline. A two-time breast-cancer survivor has posed naked for Cosmopolitan magazine in a bid to inspire other women. The year-old said her world turned upside down when she found a lump in her breast in April
Surviving breast cancer is a huge achievement that anyone should feel proud of, and The Grace Project aims to celebrate those who have gone through life-saving surgeries. Honouring women post-mastectomy in an array of breathtaking nude images, Charise Isis illuminates both the pain and strength of her subjects. Charise revealed she was first inspired to start the project several years ago, when she was working as a boudoir photographer and a nervous client arrived. She explained she didn't want to take her clothes off as she'd had a mastectomy 12 years earlier, but once the shoot began, her whole attitude was transformed. Charise told Buzzfeed : "She was embarrassed about her breast, which she felt was mutilated," Charise said.