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The Torso Project

Posted 12/1/2016

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  This is a really neat idea and project: the chance for women post breast cancer surgery (of any kind) to make a mold of their torso and then let their imaginations free: paint, feather, pictures, glitter, whatever moves you. I have seen a few of these and seen more in pictures, and it is clear that some women really are healed and gratified by this work--and had fun doing it.

  Here is the description from their website: 

One in Eight: The Torso Project

One in Eight: The Torso Project is a collaborative art project consisting of workshops and exhibits that aims to bring awareness and healing to the incidence of breast cancer.

Women affected by breast cancer participate in workshops where they cast their torsos in plaster and create healing works of art. At a later date participants show their completed torsos at a community exhibit.

Look at the website for more information and pictures:

Now, hoping that you have looked at the website and are enthused, here is the best thing: There is a workshop in Leverett, MA next Saturday and Sunday. You can go alone, take a friend, whatever feels most comfortable--but will have a chance to make a mold of your torso. You do need to pre-register.

Here is more information:

1 in 8: The Torso Project
Saturday & Sunday, April 5 & 6,
10 am to 4 pm both days
Leverett Crafts and Arts, Leverett MA
Facilitators: Pam Roberts, breast cancer survivor who founded 1 in 8: The Torso Project, and Dale Schwarz, M.Ed, ATR, LMHC, artist, art therapist, coach and longtime workshop leader.

Open to women at any stage of the breast cancer journey who may come alone or bring a female support person to make a torso also.

Must pre-register with workshop sponsor Cancer Connection, 413.586.1642.
1 IN 8: THE TORSO PROJECT IS NOW A BOOK! Please visit for more info or contact Pam Roberts, 413.625.2402 or


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