Breast Cancer Won’t Stop Me Feeling Sexy | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

Breast Cancer Won’t Stop Me Feeling Sexy | SHAKE MY BEAUTY

SHAY SHARPE: You know I have had people say that,
‘You have no breasts and you can’t get pregnant. You can’t give birth. So, technically
you are a man now.’ These breasts don’t define me. This isn’t what makes me a
woman. COMM: In 2004, at just 26 years old, Shay
was diagnosed with stage 3-breast cancer. SHAY SHARPE: Nothing can prepare you for cancer,
you know, even if you had a family history. Breast cancer wasn’t on my radar because
from all I know, you, you don’t, you can’t get breast cancer until you are 40. In my
mind, you can’t because you can’t get a mammogram till you are 40. So how would
you get breast cancer, you know, prior to then? And at the time the stats were breast
cancer was the number 1 killing cancer of women of 15 to 55. I never knew that information.
It’s like, ‘Why aren’t we, you know, preaching this more to our young women?’ SHAY SHARPE: And then radiation, you know.
Radiation is every day for several weeks. I needed age-appropriate support and it wasn’t
available. COMM: In 2011, Shay founded her own non-profit
cancer support charity, Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes. SHAY SHARPE: I grant wishes to young women
who have been diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. We are educating, advocating, supporting,
mentoring all the young women who, who feel lost, who have questions, who needed that same age-appropriate support that I needed that wasn’t there. COMM: 10 years after her first diagnosis,
Shay’s cancer returned. SHAY SHARPE: It was cancer again. Whilst the
first time I went through numerous surgeries to, you know, have implants and preserve what would
look like breasts, you know. But after the cancer came back, I had both breasts removed.
It’s hard to embrace your femininity with so much, so many negative comments and negative
people and I was like, ‘You know, I am just tired. These breasts don’t define me. This
isn’t what makes me a woman.’ COMM: Through her organisation, Shay met Shanicka
who also survived two rounds of cancer. SHAY SHARPE: Shanicka just so happened, I
found out lives a block away from me but we met in New Orleans. Not even we met, I sat
on a panel and she remembered me from New Orleans. SHANICKA RICE: November of 2016 when my second
recurrence happened because I was just so traumatised and knowing that she had been through
it and I see that, you know she had been doing well. So I just felt like I needed to reach
out to her and connect with her. Unfortunately, we got close due to this nasty cancer thing
but something good, you know, came out of it. SHAY SHARPE: Even at the cancer, doing cancer,
she is gorgeous. I am picking her up and we are late because she is putting on makeup.
I love that because it came back to embracing that loving yourself at the breast cancer.
I am going through this. Yes, I am going through chemo. Yes, I am going through whatever. But
she still wanted to be sexy for her husband. She still wanted to be pretty for us. We were
not supposed to have this. You know, this wasn’t supposed to be our disease or whatever.
And we don’t want to lay around just be sick and old and ugly. We want to be cute
even in the midst of all of this. COMM: As she learnt to love her body again
after her second round of breast cancer, Shay started using modelling to help her embrace
her scars and to inspire other survivors to do the same. SHAY SHARPE: I have a plethora of topless
photos online. Even in 2014, when I came up with the decision to just remain flat. The
night before my surgery I called a guy that I would deal with off and on for years and
I said, ‘Would you still sleep with me when I have no boobs?’ He like, ‘Sure will.’
Like, I, he’s a guy and I just hung up. And in that moment, you know, even we have
just been silly, you know. I don’t think he knew the, the pat on the back that was
for me of, you know, ‘Hey, its okay. I am comfortable being flat chested. I don’t
mind it.’ You know, people say, ‘Well, how do you find clothes to conceal it?’
There is no concealing it, you know. And it’s’ just is, it’s just that and I am comfortable
with it. I know if I would have never been diagnosed with breast cancer, I would have
never started Shay Sharpe’s Pink Wishes. I would have never had the opportunity to,
you know, bless these women and I feel like that thing had to happen. I had no personal relation to it versus now it being my whole, my whole life.

Comments (100)

  1. I truly respect this woman. She is confident and graceful. Btw her friend looks like Diana king

  2. You are so beautiful such an inspiration good job girl God bless you I'm so moved by you let me tell you just keep being healthy and do your thing girl love

  3. Pure beauty, just pure beauty.

  4. I love these womens mentality towards life and themselves! Your confidence is sexy, you are still you regardless or 'missing parts'. Beautiful women, inspiring stories. You both deserve continued happiness! <3

  5. she is a real strong and beautiful woman I wish you a world of good

  6. and being broke won't stop me FEELING like a billionaire

  7. Must be really strange to have your figure change so drastically, great to see that she's comfortable with it!

  8. This is a good Body positivity! Not that "i weight 300 Kilos and still feel sexy and healthy" shit

  9. I just clicked this to read the comments. I'm guessing most will say she's beautiful. 😁

  10. We was kangz and sheit

  11. My grandmother battled pulmonary and breast cancer for 14 years… Power to all of the people battling and surviving this horrible disease!

  12. Wow . What an inspiration you are. Beautiful women.

  13. God Bless Beautiful Queen ❤️🌸

  14. Wow! It came out great! Thanks for sharing my story. 💜

  15. She is so Brave and pretty
    You go girl!!

  16. My mom died from breast cancer

  17. This is so real.. Such a beautiful blessing. I lost my mother and grandmother the same way..2 reoccurring bouts of the big c. I fear everyday I might find the first lump. Even being tested regularly since the age of 21.

  18. it makes me so happy to see all these people sporting her in the comments! 😄

  19. Who the hell says mean things to cancer survivors, of all people?! smh..

  20. forget all the negatif people your are beautiful and you can keep going life ia good live your life.i like your energy positif all the time good and bad smile i hope to you for my heart the best

  21. Doubt you were sexy to begin with.

  22. I so glad your still positive I love u just because you have breast cancer doesn’t make u different

  23. I don't understand why…

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  24. Strong and beautiful.

  25. alls good and well with her being proud of her scars, but they look decent, have you seen what most womans scars end up looking like? they usually end up much worse…

  26. Fully agree with her, Nice to know what you are and it cannot be changed.

  27. Brains are more important than breasts. Brains make the personality.

  28. Amazing woman and gorgeous too. God bless you!

  29. I bet she looked great in a backless dress

  30. You Go Girl ♡
    Stay Strong Beautiful 😘

  31. She is so beautiful

  32. Slay it girllll! I luv her confidence

  33. All I can say is Slayyyyy! I love her. She don’t care won’t other people think. I wish I had so much body positivity. Never give up

  34. You are such an amazing person & an inspiration to women around the world.
    Thank you for being you!!!!

  35. I am 35, and this past October I found out I have stage 4 breast cancer that spread to my bones. It has taken over my every day. I will never be cancer free and they say I won't survive it. It is a shocking situation. I'm happy you found joy in your prognosis. Hopefully I can get there as well.

  36. Really …….. looking good

  37. Hahaha "suuuure will!"

  38. Shay YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!! keep up the good work Babes! I think ppl with chronic illnesses like us r warriors.

  39. The fact that people bully her about her body and something she can't control is idiots

  40. She’s so beautiful

  41. God bless you. Don't let these evil negative people get to you. You are a beautiful woman and an inspiration to women everywhere.xxxxxx

  42. Beautiful women love her!!

  43. Lots of "so beautiful, so pretty" comments, i agree, she as beautiful as whoopi golberg

  44. Such an inspiration 💕💕💕💕 You are beautiful, and perfect the way you are 😄💕💕💕

  45. Cutest smile ever:)

  46. 🤭🤭🤭🤭🤭🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬😬

  47. Breasts don't make you a women
    They make you a victim


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  49. This would be more inspirational if it weren't for that 15$, 90's looking lil Kim shake and go.


  51. You are my hero.

  52. Wow thank you 🙏🏻 for doing this I’m a 63 yr old woman 👵🏼 I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2016 it was only stage 111 though, and I was HER-2 which meant I would have a series of 18 injections called Herseptin one every 3 was in the thigh anyway I had Chemotherapy didn’t handle it at all well but I kept going until the second stage of the treatment I had a bad reaction to the chemo treatment so they had to stop it, and six weeks later 13/06/2017 I had my left breast removed they said that I was cancer free in that area 👏🏻👏🏻🙏🏻 But as they have seen I have 3 nodules on my right lung and some on my left they are keeping an eye on things I have Scans every couple of months and they are pleased with the fact they haven’t gotten bigger and they haven’t got any smaller so I’m holding off having a reconstruction on my left side till they can say it’s nothing only old scaring 🙏🏻 Anyway sweetheart I’m so pleased with the positive attitude you have and I truly hope you kick this evil out of your body 🙏🏻🙏🏻
    Over here in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 they don’t seem to get things done as they do in the States mind that’s probably due to the fact that you have to pay for any kind of health care and over here we have the National Health not sure what difference it makes for it’s still CANCER! God Bless you x

  53. Woohoo. Go girl go

  54. are those her natural eyes 😍

  55. Well hey you can save tons of money on not having to buy bras💜

  56. i don't see a problem with having a flat chest because if you think about kids

  57. I do not know the mentality of those who pressed Dislike. Are they survivors of the disease?

  58. That smile is LIFE!✊🏾❤️😘

  59. at least she doesn't have to where a bra SO UNCOMFORTABLE

  60. Such beautiful strong women.

  61. That purple lipstick and that outfit… Damn girl you got it going on. Prayers for her!!

  62. I am so proud of her!

  63. WORK IT GIRL 💖💞

  64. Stop eating trashy food. Stop sugar , salt , stop fake drinks. No smoke, no alcohol, no drogs. Eat only fruits and vegetables, drink green tea everyday. Exercise 20 min or more every day, and you never se cancer in your body.

  65. sooooo damn beautiful! that smile alone can light up rooms

  66. Whoever said that to her about being a man etc is an evil stupid dumb idiotic jealous person that should've got a slap but karma will do that believe me anyway bless you babygirl xxxx

  67. "these breasts dont define me as a woman" YES QUEEN

  68. That red lipstick and red flower vest looks so bomb on her.

  69. فیلم سکسی درحال کردن توپول

  70. That wig is just 😂

  71. Shanicka rice has the same last name as me lol


  73. This is so sweet. She is a total KWEEN. She's pretty with and without boobs <3

  74. I don’t like Breast anyway.

  75. ''Dr. Robert Young juicing'' look at it on you tube…he explains The best cancercure on that video …being prosecuted by the CIA….because of it..look at the first 15 minutes at least..

  76. Woah, just watched three back to back videos on this channel each woman was diagnosed at 26. That's a horrible coincidence. All you girls rock with this awful Cancer. Each of you are so beautiful and make so much of yourselves, your beauty, your make up, your clothing, your wigs and tattoos, your determination and confidence, etc. You really make yourselves feel and look like what you all are, gorgeous, beautiful, sexy, strong women inside and out. My best wishes to you all. Kick Cancer up the Butt girls! Love this dress at the beginning of this video with the Black chiffon and the Red roses. In the UK by the way, Breast Screening doesn't start until a woman is 50, not 40 in the USA.

  77. Everybody is beautiful in their own way you don’t need anything to make you beautiful because god know that your beautiful because he made all of his creations beautiful! I hope everyone have a blessed day!❤️

  78. But you say in your video that your breasts don’t define you as a women….? Not sure what to make of that statement, it’s feminine to have breasts, to have them removed was regrettable, but your still a women regardless, and in some ways liked you for that statement, as a man found it hard to except your chest as it was, and if I ever her (the one) without breasts would except her.

  79. My cousi got breast cancer when she was 9

  80. Sorry but, those of you whom say she's not a woman, what is wrong with you, woman are more then breast and children. I have a cis friend whom cannot have children and i cannot cause i'm a woman whom happens to be trans, stop judging us by our bodies and judge us by our inside and whats on the inside. Also judge us by our beautiful spirits and our minds cause that's what really makes us wonderful woman.

  81. Yes! Breasts and genitalia don't determine your gender! Rock your femininity!

    Also I'm low key jealous of her. I need top surgery soon lmao.

  82. Wow what an inspiring woman!!! I wish you lots of luck for the future Shay you’re a wonderful lady!! I’m in awe of you 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  83. She so beautiful, I have no idea who would possibly be rude to her, cus she's like the strongest women in the world. I'm so happy she loves herself, cus that's really important. She's beautiful no matter what😁😄(so all haters back off please)😁❤️

  84. Her eyes are so beautiful

  85. everything happens for a reason.

  86. Aw god bless both of them ❤️ 💜

  87. Well u dont have to wear bras and your back doesnt hurt you dont sweat there u kno… U r beauty 😰😍💕

  88. Bless and beautiful

  89. I think she is absolutely amazing! Just because you don’t have breasts doesn’t mean you are NOT a lady. Breasts don’t define you! Continue to rock on and do you.😉 You’re Beautiful Just As You Are!!

  90. You truly are beautifully amazing!!! Your strength and boldness will set many free. Thank you for sharing your story!!! 💞💓💝

  91. She's wearing fake hair, fake eye color, and no breast.? I'll pass…. 👎👎👎

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