Bodies of Courage

Bodies of Courage Photos –
Survivors as Art

Bodies of Courage

(Tampa, FL) –Each day thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer. To honor those survivors and promote hope to those suffering with the disease visionary artist Lisa Scholder created beautiful works of art which comprise the Bodies of Courage Collection.

All the models are actual breast cancer survivors who used their bodies as a canvas for Scholder’s art.

Each model is beautifully painted with an uplifting design that sparks not only beauty but portrays the courage these women faced in their fight against breast cancer. It proves that you can survive breast cancer and demonstrates how beautiful one’s body truly is.

Each model has an amazing story to tell. Stories of shock, disbelief, fear, disfiguring surgeries, harsh medical treatments and long recovery times. Their journeys have all taken their own paths but the common thread is their overwhelming courage and resolve to beat Breast Cancer….some more than once.

“These women endured so much and the best part is their determination and attitude. They can tell their story with their body through this artwork, and show how beautiful these women truly are. This is a little art project that has taken on a life of its own. Each model spends between 6-10 hours being painted and photographed. It is a day that transforms more than their bodies. Their Courage shine through each photo.” says Peggie D. Sherry, founder and CEO of Faces of Courage, Inc.

Order prints of the Bodies of Courage photos by using the below form and photo sheet.

Bodies of Courage Photo Sheet

Bodies of Courage Order Form

The making of Bodies of Courage:

Our new 2014 video that aired on PBS:   The COLORS OF COURAGE





2 responses to “Bodies of Courage

  1. Hello,
    I saw your breast cancer survivors with body painting. How awesome! I too am a breast cancer survivor, 11 years, but still dealing with mastectomy surgeries. I have a breast cancer charity that helps our local ladies get mammograms, who cannot afford them. We have been around for 5 years now and we are a 5o1C3 non-profit organization. I am SO VERY interested to know if there is any way we can work together to do this in my community for Braz Cauz? I would love to hear back from you soon.


    Shawn-Marie Batchelder
    Founder, Braz Cauz, Inc.

  2. Hello I am very intrigued by your work and would love to be a model. I am a stage three breast cancer survivor with total reconstruction. Please contact me if interested . Keep up the good work love love love your work!!!!!

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