Topless Swimming Denied To Breast Cancer Survivor

Topless Swimming Denied Breast Cancer Survivor Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanJodi Jaecks, a woman who survived breast cancer after a double mastectomy was banned from swimming topless at her public pool.

Fellow swimmers were outraged by the decision made by Seattle Parks and Recreation department, which refused to let Jodi Jaecks swim topless – despite the nerve pain she suffers across her chest and neck as a result of her surgery.

After telling Jodi that her bare chest would disrupt the family-friendly environment, a public outcry led the parks department to reverse its controversial decision, allowing her to swim wearing only her shorts. 

Ms Jaecks, a lifelong athlete, said she wanted to reclaim her fitness.   

Ms Jaecks is one of nearly 1,200 women in the state of Washington alone who have mastectomies annually, and choose not to have reconstructive surgery.  

Doesn’t reading this make you mad as hell?  It clearly reflects how politicized women’s bodies and breasts are in our culture.  It’s time to get over it.

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.


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