The Moment I Learned To Love My Body Again

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  • A breast cancer diagnosis changed these women's lives and helped them learn to love themselves...

    A breast cancer diagnosis changed these women’s lives. They tell w&h how the illness helped them learn to love their bodies again…

    Clover Lewis, 43, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She had a single mastectomy which inspired her to launch Clover Lewis Swimwear for women following breast cancer surgery.

    ‘After my reconstruction didn’t go to plan, my body was disfugured – and that’s all I imagined anyone else would see. I’d always dreamed of learning to dive, so I booked a holiday to Bali – and I was determined not to let my insecurities stop me’, Clover explains.

    ‘I searched the shops for something I felt I could actually walk down the beach in, but most of it left me in tears. So having previously worked as a costume designer, I bought some stretch swim fabric and made my own bikini…it was the first time I felt like me again.’

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