She Proves That Being A Sexy, Swaggery Woman Has Nothing To Do With Having Breasts Or Being Under 35

What does it look like when someone is "ideal" looking?

I don't know that answer, but I'll let you decide what it means for you. For many she is "ideal." Her name is Gail Chovan. Gail is a mom, a wife, and a fashion designer. After listening to her talk, she's someone I'd totally like to get to know. She's confident, and she offers good advice through her lived experiences.

She's had some ups and downs and like many of us, and she feels vulnerable and sad at times.

And she finds strength in her family, and that makes her happy.

Gail recently lost her ovaries and both of her breasts.

Like many woman who've had mastectomies, Gail had to think about her "new ideal." She did not want to see her breasts go, but she is content inside of her body both with and without her breasts.

Gail's story may seem rare, but it's not. Hundreds of thousands of women have undergone the same process. In fact, post-mastectomy clothing is even growing into its own place in the fashion world.

What is ideal? Again, I don't know, but what I do know is every body is normal. Gail has some great quotes and thoughts about life, how we see ourselves, and each other. If you can't listen to her entire video, you can read the transcript below.


Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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