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Noelia kind of finds herself to be a pirate, she didn't seek out the role but whilst recovering from a radical mastectomy in 2015, and gazing at herself in the mirror, the way she saw herself changed. Noelia chose not to reconstruct and so was left with the dilemma of how to feel good with only one breast, a hard question but yet with a simple solution; she became a pirate.
She slashed a beautiful bra in half and slung the remains across her scar like an eye patch. It was a startling moment, she felt liberated, and also her partner was suddenly seduced.
Born out of personal necessity the mastectomy patch was born, a simple garment which aims to help mastectomized women come to peace with their new body image, gain confidence and normalize living with one breast. The patch is an adornment, a celebration of acceptance, a new option post-mastectomy.