Ovarian cancer

Inward scream

Posted on 23 May 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

The image in my mind trying to cope with issues in the period after surgery was Edvard Munch’s The Scream. It captured my anxiety, the chaos and inner turmoil.  However, I didn’t have the energy to scream.  Instead I felt bowed down, deflated, manipulated by events. The figure is part human body and part artist’s mannequin which can be
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Wire and Wool

Posted on 4 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

    I was put under intense pressure at work, my fears, worries and depression got deeper and deeper, and self-doubt and lack of self-worth took hold.  I felt trapped – alone – trying to fight my way out of this morass, but powerless to do so.  My world felt like it was caving in, my whole life
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Crystal in a bag

Posted on 3 April 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

  ‘The artistic imagery of the crystal is the real me – my life force, life-energy, spirit, essence, whatever you want to call it – hidden inside the black bag of worry and depression.’ Participant, ovarian cancer survivor
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Wounded Tree

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Sofia Vougioukalou

  The natural world became an important part of the healing process for me – being close to nature became a way of releasing some of the emotional turmoil and stress that resulted from my diagnosis. This tree offered a place of safety and peace. I felt a connection with it – it seemed strong
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