The Doherty she has never kept her illness a secret, ever since she was diagnosed in August 2015. And above all, she has never stopped fighting. Even when, after a first glimmer of hope in 2017, with cancer appearing to be in remission, the situation seemed to return to square one.
But this constant struggle to live and survive has made her what she is, stronger, more aware and “kind” towards herself, as she told some time ago in an interview with People, where she explained how her battle against cancer had forced her to reevaluate her relationship with her body. “What of which [la gente] doesn’t realize is that your body has gone through something so incredibly difficult that your body will never fully recover “and added:” I’m trying to figure out how to accept who I am now (…) Some of the medicines destroy the collagen and therefore I will never have a wrinkle-free face. (…) But there are some things you can’t fight against and I’m trying to be kinder to myself. I try to live each day as an extraordinary and precious gift that has been given to me “.
And that’s how it feels even now Shannen Doherty while she shows herself without makeup and natural in the shot that accompanies the long post, which invites you to love yourself: “Watching movies tonight I noticed that there were few female characters I could relate to”, wrote the actress: “You know , women without fillers, without Botox, without facelift. Women who embraced their face and all the experience it shows “, and then added talking about her experience:” I have lived. I love the fact that I have lived and that my face reflects my life. I survived cancer, okay. But beyond that, now I hug myself. Finally. Enough of the perception of ourselves that magazines and Hollywood try to instill in us. I want to see women like me. Women like us. ” .