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Cervical Cancer Survivor
My name is Tiffany and I’m 20 years old. I was born and raised in West Bay, Grand Cayman. I have no family history but I was diagnosed cervical cancer upon first pap test. I was quite shocked because I am so young and it was my first ever pap test. However, I was comfortable enough with the situation because I work at the C.I. Cancer Society and was well informed of my options.
I wanted to be involved in this underwater transformative photo project because I love the reasoning behind it and how it involves people who go unnoticed for their strength, courage and grit. I think water is such a safety net for so many people, and allowing more people to feel that freeness water brings.
I was nervous and anxious as I have a bad experience with the ocean on more than one occasion, this was my chance to get over my fear while doing something I love; modeling.
It was an experience. I did have difficulties in the beginning especially, I can’t hold my breath for long, water getting into my nose, panicking.
I was ecstatic really. I was proud of myself that I spent an hour in the ocean and it was more than waist deep, I haven’t done that in years. The beach has always been an escape for me but I’ve limited myself to the sand and the sun for a while, so I am ever thankful for Erena in helping me get back to the sea.
Water means FREEDOM. It connects everything and can separate them just as easily, it embodies any and every shape. Water gives us the freedom to live, grow and move.
The night of the photo shoot, I slept deeply. The saltwater always makes me crash afterwards. I went straight to bed when I got home and slept straight through the night, unlike most nights.
I would definitely encourage underwater transformation to anyone who has something they don’t love about themselves, because the beauty that you see in yourself after the hard work is done, is worth it and helps you see your WHOLE self as a beautiful being.
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