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Samantha Paige shares details about the Last Cut Project.


“There’s a truth that lives in the body.

The voice of who you really are.”

Talking Last Cut with Samantha Paige

Hi, my name is Samantha Paige.

I’m the creator of the Last Cut project.

I am an artist, a mother, a BRCA previvor, a thyroid cancer survivor.

The Last Cut project is about asking the big questions in life and taking a look at the significant decisions or “last cut moments” as I like to call them.

It was really born in the moment where I was deciding to have my implants removed with a preventative double mastectomy.

It really became apparent to myself and to Last Cut photographer, Lisa Field, that there were so many commonalities and I wanted to get out and having conversations with other people who made bold decisions in their lives.

And other people who I saw were making choices to create a life that felt like their own.

Because it’s hard often to live a life that feels authentic to who we are.

There’s something really profound that we can learn from talking to each other.

Lisa and I have been friends for almost 10 years.

When it popped in my mind that I wanted to go deeper with the explant and to really talk about it, I knew she was the right person.

You feel as if you’re in the room and that’s because I allow her in because I trust her.

There can be a lot of magic that comes through trusting someone else with what you’re going through.

It has made all of these big decisions that I’ve made and a lot of what I’ve gone through have a deeper meaning to them then take it out into the world and create community around it.

I hope that it provides some inspiration or comfort to others to know that they’re not alone.

I think the main place where we’re really active and love engaging with out community is on Instagram.

And it’s @lastcutproject, we’re also @lastcutproject on Facebook.

We never know what will happen when we open up and share a part of ourselves.

There’s a truth that lives in the body, the voice of who you really are.

I would just encourage people to get clear n what they need to do so that they feel connected to who they are.

Originally published: November 13, 2017
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