LESLEY & HARRIET
For the 17th annual limited-edition pink collection campaign, ghd has partnered with eight incredible muses. They're communicating a powerful and emotional message about the importance of self-checking for both yourself and your loved ones.
Lesley, who lives in Milton Keynes, describes her shock when discovering her daughter’s diagnosis. She says: “For me breast cancer was something I didn’t associate with young people, we don’t have breast cancer in the family, so I never thought it would happen to my daughter, I was in shock, I kept thinking I should have told her to check her breasts.”
Hatti has had chemotherapy and a mastectomy. She documents her experience in detail, sharing her highs and lows on her Instagram page @hattigayner. She wants to use her platform to connect with other young women and raise awareness of the importance of checking your breasts. She says: “When I was diagnosed, one of the first things I did was go to social media to find girls like myself who had breast cancer or been through it. I wanted to know what to expect. So if I can be that person for other people, then job done. I want to use my platforms to make cancer less scary, to show that it’s not all doom and gloom - and to raise awareness of the fact that breast cancer doesn’t just hit older women. We should all be checking our chests, cancer doesn’t discriminate.”
Lesley is urging all women to check their breasts regularly and says she is particularly proud of the work Hatti is doing to raise awareness. She says: “Through all this I have watched Hatti stay so strong and upbeat. I am so proud of her bravery and so deeply proud to call Hatti my daughter. All the work she is doing to educate other young women to check their breasts is so inspiring.”