I Fight Like a Girl was created by Ann Beck and Angie Viscuso, two friends with a shared vision. Angie is a hospice social worker by trade and a survivor, which helps her interview the participants of this project with compassion and solidarity. Ann is a professional photographer in the Dallas – Fort Worth area, who has, in the past, donated sessions to families with sick parents. We are now excited to be part of something bigger, more emotional and far-reaching.
I Fight Like a Girl is a photographic essay, inspired after Angie’s brave and successful battle with breast cancer in 2007. It is designed to help survivors of breast cancer tell their stories, both for their own therapeutic release, and to educate and inspire others. Through emotional interviews and powerful portraits, survivors are treated not as a victim, but as a fighter, with the tenacity and resolve of a boxer gearing up for their next match.
It is a project that crosses racial and ethnic boundaries, encompasses all age groups and highlights women in treatment and recovery. The hope is that their stories of hope, triumph, resilience and survival will resonate with many, give strength to those in need, and peace to those who have lost a beloved mother, daughter, sister or friend.
News & Updates
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We were proud to have been featured in West Fort Worth Lifestyle Magazine’s October issue! You can check it out online here.
Support the Cause
We are so grateful to our volunteers. Salons like Olive the Beauty Lounge in Mansfield, TX have donated their time and talent to help make our participants feel especially beautiful the day of the shoot. We are always looking for volunteers with hair and makeup, web design and maintenance, and many other areas! Just send us a message with your area of expertise and we can surely put you to work! We are a grassroots organization and welcome your help.
All costs involved in the project are covered by us, but we are happy to take donations if you would like to contribute! You can also purchase a t-shirt with either our logo or some of the quotes from our amazing survivors. Proceeds from the shirts also help us cover costs. This is a non-profit project, and any and all funds raised go right back into expanding and continuing our work.