Bath charity celebrates the bold, the brave and the beautiful with Scars for Life exhibition

By Anita Jaynes on 30 June, 2022

Bath-based cancer support charity We Get It has unveiled a powerful art exhibition entitled Scars for Life which celebrates the beautiful and the bold and explores the physical and mental scars of cancer through photography and film.

We Get It joined forces with award-winning photographer Sophie Maryanne, We Get It photographer, Holly Webb and James Stapleton from local firm Jooka to create an all-immersive exhibition of photos and video illustrating the cancer stories of local people and the scars they have left behind.

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The exhibition is on display at House of St John’s, Queen Square, Bath and can be viewed virtually via the We Get It website where you can see the photos and watch the video stories of each of the models.

Laura Philips, Founder of We Get It, said, “The exhibition is beautiful and bold; highlighting the resilience and fortitude of our cancer community but also celebrating living well with and beyond cancer. We want the exhibition to change the narrative around cancer – to enable people to talk freely about cancer, and to be proud of the scars that have enabled us to go on living.”

1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime and We Get It is a driving force for change in perception and opening up conversations around cancer. The team is passionate about sharing its message and helping other communities approach cancer in an open and positive way.

Laura’s dream is for We Get It to find the funding to create a therapy centre for those dealing with cancer in Bath and its surrounds. A non-clinical environment to relax, enjoy treatments or therapies such as massage or meditation. The charity is actively seeking support to make this dream a reality.

To find out more about We Get It visit: www.wegetit.org.uk The charity hosts regular get togethers for those people and their families affected by cancer. To see the event schedule click here.