With Costuras I wanted to portray the inner strength of women who are affected by a life-threatening disease. When my own mother fell ill, I was amazed by how her motivation to become better affected us all positively. To date, I still don’t know where she found the strength. And when she became terminal, she worked very hard during those final months at being the very strongest for her surrounding. And for herself.

So too with these women. They are affected by breast cancer. Most have the disease themselves, few others are affected in other ways. What they have in common is their resilience in the face of change.

Costuras has been travelling internationally since early 2014 and new locations and dates are added regularly. The project has its own website which can be found here while its facebook page is here.

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