Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Project Happy Scars (1)

Usually I stick to the concept of keeping my Wednesdays entirely wordless. However, this time I need a short paragraph to introduce a project that I am working on called ‘Happy Scars’.  I have spoken to so many women who dislike their caesarean section scars- not only because they think that the scars are ugly, but also because many women dislike the reminder of having had a surgical birth. I thought about it for quite a while and decided it would be nice if women could feel better about their scars and what they represent. While looking at myself in the mirror one day, I was messing with my own scar, making it smile and frown. I thought it would be fun to give my scar a smile and a face, which is exactly what my husband did for me one evening. Hopefully it will make some of you smile and maybe help some women view their own scars in a more positive light.
If you would like to participate, please contact me at tellvivien@yahoo.com. If you are local, I would love to work with you in person. Otherwise, please just send me your photos.
The before shot. This is what a c-section scar looks like.


  1. That is just awesome!! Although, thanks to my twin tummy, I'd have to put a hat on mine! lol

    My Organized Chaos

  2. LOVE! I have had 2 C sections and would not have done it any different. My son was transverse breech and I opted for a repeat with my daughter 18 months later. I love my scar and what it signifies. My children call it their special zipper and pften ask when the doctor is gonna unzip me again so we can have another baby lol! Great PIC!!!

  3. Your scar looks great! Very minimal. I always wondered what they look like. I imagine some are more dramatic.

  4. OOps, ich weiß nicht, was ich mit meinem Link gemacht habe. Sorry!

    Das ist ja eine süße Idee! Das Gesicht ist total süß geworden! Ich persönlich finde die Narbe überhaupt nicht schlimm.
    Hab´noch einen schönen Tag!
    Liebe Grüße,

  5. Great idea to cheer up your scar! Mine is MUCH bigger - perhaps I could make mine a hippo's face!

  6. love this. you are an awesome lady, vivien.
    you can make my scar happy if you want to ;)

  7. Love your idea! My scar is muc too low to even expose.

  8. Hi Vivien. These shots make me laugh. Finding the humor is good!

  9. almost better then a cup of coffee.