Facebook has changed its policy regarding the posting of mastectomy photos, permitting the controversial images amid a recent firestorm of debate.
It may seem like a minor change, but women behind the once-banned photos say it's a win in their quest to make the truth about breast cancer visual.
“We want the world to know that breast cancer is not a pink ribbon ... it is traumatic, it is life-changing, and it urgently needs a cure,” wrote Scorchy Barrington.
With a Change (dot) org petition, Barrington (who uses an assumed name) is a cancer survivor who was the force behind Facebook’s updated policy.
She felt compelled to act after learning that Facebook had removed several of them and banned SCAR Project photographer David Jay for 30 days.