OM Times STREETteam - Nov 2011 : A Story of Censored Hope

A Story of Censored Hope


This Humanity Healing STREETteam roving reporter finally caught up with the individuals responsible for the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project (BCABPP) and was so inspired by the story, I had to share it.  As a breast cancer survivor myself, being invited to participate in this project is an honor and one that I believe in and support.


The Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project: A Fine Art & Photography Essay of Actual Breast Cancer Survivors.  The project aims to include women of all ages, backgrounds, sizes, and shapes as well as various stages of their journey be it pre, post or non-reconstructive.  Each image is custom designed and tailored to the participating survivor. Their design symbolizes something important to them or their personality and relates to the larger story of a breast cancer survivor. Many of the images have layers of details and symbolism but you'll have to buy the book (when it's done) to get the most details, behind the scenes images and most importantly the survivor stories and bios.


Although the images are not sexual in nature and are self image positive for the survivors and hope for others, Facebook has actually been censoring and removing images from this project, while other photographs suggestive in nature and exploitative continue to circulate.  When asked if this was a personal attack, team lead Michael D. Colanero explained that he believed other users continue to report them to Facebook as inappropriate.  Facebook then has the option to evaluate and review the images and project to see if they agree and then respond accordingly. We do not agree with the censorship and would like to ask for your support and signatures.      



The images in the series are available as fine art prints and framed pieces with 15% of the profits being donated.


Additional products such as coffee mugs, mousepads, journal books, calendars and greeting cards just to name a few are available at with 100% of the profits of these products being donated to various Breast Cancer causes and foundations.


Follow the BCABPP on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  Sign the Petition asking Facebook to allow the project images.  This is a volunteer project as they are raising funds and  facebook is a great resource to share the project with other survivors & their loved ones. 








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Comment by deZengo on October 24, 2011 at 12:18pm

This morning I wake up, check my inbox as per the "routine" and this is what I discover Facebook has now deleted more images / posts and put the team lead on lock down.  


My response:

ATTENTION:  Facebook virtual & real friends .... We Have a Problem Houston!  Can anyone begin to venture a guess why Paintings for the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project (BCABPP) would be considered offensive / derogatory / and inappropriate for prime time facebook placement ... when male prostitution (sorry sex workers) is accepted?  Maybe this is NOT my time:space because I SEE there is something bigger going on that meets the eye!  There is no way that a healthy society would restrict health images of (a body that does not even look like a "body") and allow illegal activities to go on unscathed?  I do not know who to ask for help?  I have spoke and posted in the Humanity Healing (most people don't want to touch this subject - but why?)  My team at OM-Times Magazine - will be sharing a story about the project and addressing the censorship issue -but apparently we need GOD involved right now.  Once it has been determined you are a trouble maker - Facebook can basically KILL your project virtually.  This is not fair (yeah, what's new) but allI know to do is share it and hope that someone who can do something is listening... Please consider using your voice!  Step UP!  Speak OUT!  Create Change!



a simple search on facebook for NUDES -->


I am I missing something?

Comment by deZengo on October 24, 2011 at 1:40am

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