ABOUT SCAR STORIES
Scar Stories Inc. is an organisation that uses creative initiatives to support young cancer survivors aged 18 to 35 years. It brings together photographers, musicians, artists and cancer survivors to reveal what most people keep hidden following cancer treatment - the physical scars that remind them of a grim and painful experience.
Scar Stories reveals the 'pretty' and 'gritty' side of cancer through a range of creative endeavors that raise awareness of this unique cancer population, funds for specialised treatment and empower young adult cancer survivors to rock their post-treatment bodies, scars and all.
After taking a photo of her cancer scar in 2011 and sharing the image online, then 22-year-old Scar Stories founder, Jasmine Gailer, felt better for it! We have since taken more than 40 professional scar portraits (now available for purchase in a coffee-table book), with 11 photographers and exhibited in Queensland and Victoria.
Legends like Hunters & Collectors, Dead Letter Circus, Adil Memon, Deena and Phil Barlow & The Wolf have joined Scar Stories to shred sound and light on these issues through photoshoots and benefits concerts.
Scar Stories specifically raises awareness for young adults who have had cancer. The 18-35yr age group has been identified as a unique cancer population whose improvements in outcomes have lagged behind those achieved in other age groups.
Scar Stories Inc. provides young adult cancer patients and survivors with access to free art, music and photography classes and workshops around Australia.
Everyone, including patients, survivors, musicians, photographers, artists and you, are encouraged to visit www.scarstories.org and get involved!