‘I’m not ashamed of my scars’

A group of cancer survivors have proudly displayed the scars from the surgeries that saved their lives in a breathtaking photo series.

A group of cancer survivors have proudly displayed the scars from the surgeries that saved their lives in a breathtaking photo series.

Called “Scar Stories”, the collection of images is the brainchild of Jasmine Gailer, who was just 22 years old when surgery to remove her osteosarcoma left her with a 30cm scar on her leg.

“My whole body image had changed and I was focused on hiding my scar,” she said. “I was ashamed of it and I was ashamed of my story.”

Jasmine started the Scar Stories project to help normalise scars from cancer surgery and raise money for cancer charity CanTeen.

The powerful images have been exhibited around Australia, raising more than $7000.

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