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Fashionably Fierce Breast Cancer Survivors.

Inspiring and beautiful, Monokini 2.0 is a project in which Finnish designers create swimsuits for breast cancer survivors with one breast. Those survivors then proudly model the suits in gorgeous photos.

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Elina in Swimsuit design by Elina Halttunen / Via

"I do not want to hide, I do not want to stop swimming, I do not want to undergo extensive plastic surgery operations, and I do not want to be forced to use the uncomfortable prosthesis on the beach. I want to feel as free and active as I did before my cancer, and Monokini 2.0 gives me a chance to do exactly that." -Elina

Virve in Swimsuit Design by Tyra Therman / Via

"It was an amazing experience to be part of a project as great as this. I hope my participation gives strength and courage to my sisters in same situation. Living with one breast can be amazing!" - Virve

Swimsuit Design by Tärähtäneet Ämmät / Via

""On my long and sometimes tough journey with breast cancer, Monokini 2.0 project has been an amazing experience. I hope that my picture will give strength, belief and courage to the women gone through mastectomy: womanhood is not about all breasts (or not having them). I hope that within this project the discussion of these matters will become easier and more natural.”- Sirpa


Camilla in Swimsuit design by Timo Rissanen / Via

"When I heard about this project I knew I HAVE TO participate in it! I knew I had to challenge myself to do this, just had to. We´ve been watching Top Model (USA) for soooo many seasons now with my kids, it looks so easy to get a good this was extremely fun to try out what it´s really is like. I did find out pretty quickly that posing isn´t easy at all, just a simple pose was hard work :) You really have to put your soul into this, otherwise the photo´s don´t turn out that good at all. But, I loved it !!! This was my moment of glory (since I´ve never even been married...) somebody did my make-up, my hair, told me what to wear... The team really made me look good and the were lots of fun to work with. Thank you for having me and guess what, I love the photo of myself. :)"- Camilla

Marjaana in Swimsuit design by Sasu Kauppi / Via

“Cancer has drilled holes to my bones and taken away my breast, that’s all. I don’t let it in my mind to steal all the precious things in me. I’ve heard from many people “you are so brave”, but with you, first time, I really felt like it. ‘To infinity and beyond’.”- Marjaana

Milsse in Swimsuit Design by Tärähtäneet Ämmät / Via

“Being part of this project has been very empowering and I thank you for that! I hope that through these pictures everyone can find strength, courage and certitude to endorse her/him self. Everyone is perfect exactly as they are!”- Milsse


Reetta in Swimsuit Design by Vilma Riitijoki / Via

“This is absolutely the most remarcable (sic) project that I’ve ever seen, heard, or been part of; considering that there is no need to see women with mastectomy as sad persons. It shows that project has achieved maybe even more that it originally was planned. Happy and proud to be part of it, a big thank you!”-Reeta

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