VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY KICKS OFF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH CELEBRATION
OF HER OWN AND OTHER SURVIVOR’S BREASTS
*If a picture is worth a thousand words the photo actress Vanessa Bell Calloway (Survivor’s Remorse / Saints & Sinners) released today is priceless for what it says about life after a mastectomy and Breast Cancer.
As a celebration of her own survival, and to encourage other women to love and–literally–embrace their breasts, Calloway released a very revealing image on her Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages. The photo shows the eight year cancer survivor, who made the extremely difficult decision to undergo a single mastectomy, barring it all, well almost, in hopes of inspiring other women and survivors this month.
“I am celebrating my breasts and all breasts,” says Calloway. “We need to love our breasts, celebrate their purpose and beauty but most importantly take good care of them.”
Calloway, a youthful looking 60-year-old, is the example of life after a diagnosis and recovery. While still healing from surgery to remove and replace her cancerous breast, she auditioned for and landed a coveted role on the TNT series HawthoRNe. Calloway saw the role as a “gift from God” as it did not require her to wear tight clothes and heals. She wore flats and surgical scrubs while in character for the role and says HathoRNe was “the perfect job” for her recovery.
“I want to bring a focus to women survivors,” says the the Coming To America star who recommends developing a routine of that consists self-examinations, regular checkups at the doctors and annual mammograms. Early detection is key to surviving breast cancer.
About Vanessa Bell Calloway
After completing a six season run on Showtime’s Emmy nominated series Shameless, Vanessa Bell Calloway recently joined the cast of the SATRZ hit Survivor’s Remorse in a recurring role. Currently, Vanessa stars as Lady Ella in the Bounce TV series Saints & Sinners. Calloway also starred in Southside With You, the story of President Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, but she is best known for her iconic roles in Coming to America, What’s Love Got To Do With It and The Temptations.