Rebecca is co-founder, along with Miana Jun, of The Breast and the Sea, a written and photographic project empowering breast cancer survivors. During this interview, you’ll discover the scope of this project and the powerful connection women have with the sea and it’s sense of wonder, growth, and healing.


REBECCA PINE supports individuals in the process of healing inner emotional scars. She is a writer, workshop facilitator, and speaker. She has been featured in the NY Times, on BBC Radio, and The Today Show. With a background as an herbalist and naturalist, Rebecca weaves her lifelong love of nature into every aspect of her work.  Rebecca is co-founder of The Breast and the Sea, a written and photographic project empowering breast cancer survivors. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Rebecca developed an intimate understanding about losses related to cancer and beyond. She shares practical techniques that can immediately be implemented in your daily life. Workshop clients include Westmed Medical Group and Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Rebecca has spoken at events for Memorial Cancer Institute, Wego Health and Pace University, among others. Rebecca offers a powerful experience of change and growth for her audiences. Her attendees, clients, and workshop participants learn practical techniques they can immediately begin to implement in their daily lives. You can review more of her work on her website.

MIANA JUN is the photographer and co-collaborator of the project.  She is based in Bucks County, PA and Brooklyn, NY.  Her wedding, dance and food photography has been published in numerous publications and blogs.  Participating as a photographer in The Breast and the Sea project comes from her hope and wish to both empower women and help them find healing through the photographic process. Miana’s photographic work of women baring their scars in the sea evolved after contemplation on how to explore more deeply with the camera the emotional landscape of breast cancer survivors. She is interested in capturing, as well as actively witnessing a movement experience in the water that facilitates growth, healing and community. The theme of water reflected within each woman’s portrait explores the nonverbal, pre-verbal and unconscious layers of the emotional body.  Her photographs are portals to embodied self-renewal supporting the integrative healing process for both the participant and viewer.  Her body of work from this project communicates the transformation possible within the self and the sea.  Miana is the daughter of both a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor and breast cancer survivor. She participates in this unique project with the hope that her photographic work can help others. To view more of Miana’s work, visit her website.

 

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Dr. Charley Ferrer is a world-renowned Empowerment Speaker and award-winning author. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and thyroid cancer in 2017. Frustrated with the lack of information and treatment options provided to cancer patients, Dr. Charley established the Cancer Tamer Foundation which focuses on education and empowerment for women (and men) diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2019, she wrote the play, Breast Cancer Diaries which premiered to a sold out audience on Staten Island & Manhattan along with two documentary files: Messages of Hope and Faces of Breast Cancer. Her philosophy on breast cancer is realizing that cancer is not an “outside force” invading instead it’s an “inside force” residing. “It’s in our blood, our breasts, our DNA and in our attempts to destroy it, we are inadvertently destroying ourselves. Instead, we should learn how to ‘tame’ cancer” because we shouldn’t be at war with our bodies. Dr. Charley Ferrer teaches various workshops on living and thriving despite breast cancer. She’s the host of our popular television show. For 2020, she is spearheading our CELEBRATE LIFE Conference: Navigating Breast Cancer & Discovering Holistic Alternatives. This conference is the first of it’s kind on Staten Island. Dr. Charley’s revolutionary new way of thinking about cancer is turning heads, creating controversy, and reminding women (and men) that that life isn’t merely about surviving, it’s about THRIVING despite cancer. Check out her book series on breast cancer and be among the first to pre-Order her new book: The Ultimate Guide to Navigating Breast Cancer coming March 1, 2020.

 

Debra Santulli-Barone as Segment Producer on Cancer Tamer Talk Show, “Did you know…,” Debra enjoys researching information and sharing her discoveries and insights by educating the community. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, Debra is dedicated in helping empower women to overcome the challenges they face with breast cancer and other forms of cancer. She is a dynamic lady who helps with her son’s anti-bullying group, Play it Forward NY. She has a Bachelor Degree in Corporate Communications, minors in Journalism and Business. Her former job was Executive Director of the non-profit, Myasthenia Gravis Alliance in New York City. An avid music lover and dancer, what keeps her young is enjoying the original music her sons compose for their label Red Planet Records LLC. She is grateful for her loving family, friends, Cancer Tamer, and the Rossville A.M.E. Zion Church.

 


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