Scars are a Warriors Beauty Marks - Simply Woman

"A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with." - Michelle Goldrick.

Michelle wrote about her breast cancer on Simply Woman (click the link for the full article)

I took the accompanying image for the article. I knew it was an important image as soon as I took it and am glad it is being put to good use.

Makeup: Melissa O Makeup

Michelle Goldrick - Breast Cancer Survivor

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Michelle Goldrick is a London Ontario based certified personal trainer with over 20 year’s experience in the fitness industry, with adding in some additional certification in Pre and Post Natal Specialised Personal Training.  Over the years she has helped many women achieve and sustain their fitness and weight loss goals before, during and after pregnancy and into menopause.  Michelle trains out of her own home based personal training studio.  She also has a large online training client base.  Michelle is a wife, entrepreneur and a mother to a very active 5 year old daughter.

Most recently being a breast cancer survivor, diagnosed in September 2013 with mastectomy in December 2013, she now also understand the unique obstacles to overcome physiologically and emotionally that younger women with early age diagnosis go through.  Michelle can be reached at her social media accounts:  IG @gfitnessmichelle TWITTER @michelleGfit