ashleericci I was harmed by breast implants! See my face! Remember my name! I am real, and I am the ultimate stakeholder because I paid with my health!
There I was laying on my deathbed at 36 years old. I had a team of doctors, and no one knew what was wrong with me. My potassium was through the roof, my platelets elevated, my kidneys dipping, and my thyroid so bad that it was said I likely had a devastating auto immune disease called Hashimoto’s. As my health continued to quickly decline doctors were baffled, as I was exhibiting symptoms of a patient with Alzheimer’s, the beginning stages of menopause, cognitive difficulty so incredibly bad that there were days I could not speak. Toward the end I could not physically pick myself up out of my bed, and my 16-year-old daughter had to bathe me. I couldn’t eat, yet I had put on 15 pounds of inflammation. My hair was falling out, my skin was peeling off. I had rashes everywhere, and the ice pick pain in my brain every day of my life was more torture than I would ever wish upon anyone. Countless hospitalizations and no answers. It didn’t matter how much I slept, my eyes burned every day, and there was a heaviness pulling me down.
Saying that I was harmed by breast implants is an understatement. I WAS TORTURED BY BREAST IMPLANTS!!! It was God that told me I was going to die if I did not get them out, and I am so happy I listened 🙏🏻
It’s been 18 months since I removed them, and although I have been left with an auto immune disease called “ Auto Immune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants “ also know as “ ASIA “ almost every diagnosis that I once had has been retracted. I can walk, think, speak, and live again. I suppose the rest of my life will always be depreciated due to this autoimmune disease that was caused by those breast implants, but I am so grateful that I am one of the lucky ones that made it out alive.
ashleericci It’s been brought to my attention that this “ Black and white challenge “
was originally started by Turkish women to say that they are appalled by the Turkish governments decision to withdraw from the Istanbul convention.
This is not just performative, this is hopefully not just tokenistic, this is for Pinar Gultekin, a woman of color. Say her name!!
I decided to post a couple of photos from my seven page spread in FHM Turkey from 2013 @fhmturkiye Traveling the world as a model several years ago, I never thought such horrific terror was happening to women under the Turkish government. I’ve recently learned that Turkey is one of the top countries when it comes to femicides. Most often the murderers barely get a slap on a wrist or no charges at all. Their government is trying to abolish certain aspects of [the] Istanbul Convention which is a human rights treaty that protects women against domestic violence. Turkish people wake up every day to see a black and white photo of a woman who has been murdered on their Instagram feed, on their newspapers, on their TV screens. The black and white photo challenge started as a way for women to raise their voice. To stand in solidarity with the women we have lost. To show that one day, it could be their picture that is plastered across news outlets.
Photo: @carterjung#PinarGultekin#kadınaşiddetehayır#istanbulsözleşmesiyaşatır#womanempowerment#challengeaccepted#prayforturkey 🙏🏻
ashleericci I woke up today with many messages from woman asking why I didn’t nominate them 😢 I had a very busy work day yesterday, and I didn’t get around to sending out my messages, so instead I post this today:
I chose YOU to do the challenge! Among women there are several criticisms. We should take care of each other. We are beautiful the way we are. Post a photo in black and white alone, written “challenge accepted” and mention my name. Identify 50 women to do the same, in private. I chose YOU because YOU are beautiful, strong, and incredible. Let's ❤️ each other!
If you happen to come across this post, and you have not been messaged/asked, well guess what? I nominate you! I challenge you! I can’t wait to see what you post 🤍