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Gemma P
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 11:31

This model’s post-chemo photoshoot is inspiring thousands!

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Image I Mieko Rye, via Facebook

So inspiring

Mieko Rye has been working as a model for over 20 years appearing as a Brazilian bombshell in Maxim. During her time in the industry she faced many struggles when it came to her body image but none so profound as her recent struggle with breast cancer.

In a post on Facebook, Mieko writes about not being able to look in the mirror as her body changed during her treatment. The inspiring post talks about how battling cancer has forced her to unlearn all the impossible beauty standards she encountered as a model.

Bravely she posed for a photoshoot that showed the effects of her treatment, ending her post by saying she has “nothing to hide” and has “never felt more beautiful”.

Read the full post below.

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The world needs more people like this in it. 

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