Rebecca Hall was only 25 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s been a long and challenging road for her, and Rebecca wants other women, especially young women with metastatic breast cancer, to know “you are not alone.”
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I was 25, single and in graduate school, I didn’t have kids — I was just getting ready to live my life. I was filled with fear, and I couldn’t stay positive all the time. Shaving my head helped me process my emotions, and accept that I was sick. This acceptance gave me the strength to fight. ‘
Bare’ is my attempt to share an honest slice of my experience with a wider audience. I hope that telling my story empowers others, and demonstrates the important role friends play in this process. My best friend’s mere presence and their willingness to listen, even if they didn’t know what to say — or sometimes said the wrong thing — meant the world to me as I faced my life-altering diagnosis.
‘Bare’ is also meant to inspire support for research, particularly for Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, so that we can improve and extend the lives of metastatic breast cancer patients and work towards reducing occurrences of the disease across the board, particularly in relatively young women.
Watch, share, and bare—stay breast aware and get regular exams.
Kerith Lemon is a writer, director and creator with rich experience in multi- platform storytelling and creative narratives. Lemon has worked as a programming and production executive at CBS Radio, Nickelodeon and MTV Games and most recently the OWN Network, where, as Vice President of Digital Video, she created and directed a full slate of original digital series for the networks digital platforms. Driven by her passion for stories that emotionally connect, Lemon is drawn to narratives that elevate women, mirror societal complications and create dialogues amongst a broad audience.
Her directorial debut, A Social Life, premiered at the Canberra International Short Film Festival, where it was awarded the prize for Best International Actor and most recently has won Best Ladies First Short at the Lady Filmmakers Festival in Los Angeles and Best Short Film at the Monarch Film Festival in Pacific Grove, CA. To date it’s been featured by Engadget, Gizmodo, Bust Magazine, Indiewire and shared socially by Arianna Huffington, Oprah Magazine, The Skimm and it’s garnered nearly 2M views on YouTube. Lemon’s production company currently has multiple feature films in development.
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