Clare Best performs three poems from her sequence 'Self-portrait without Breasts'. The performance at Brighton & Sussex Medical School marked the launch of 'Breastless' - a pamphlet from Pighog Press featuring a number of the poems as well as an essay by cancer consultant Gareth Evans, a memoir by Clare and photographs by Laura Stevens.
With a strong family history of breast cancer, Clare decided to have preventive surgery. But going against fashion, she chose not to have reconstructive surgery - or implants.
Through her decisions and her poetry, Clare is helping to open up discussions around options for women in similar situations.