Women of Distinction Magazine recently named Meagan Murphy as one of their Top Ten Women Leaders of 2016, wrote an
We Need Your Help!
Creating empowering content featuring nudity can be challenging in Western culture, but the urgency to talk honestly about our bodies – and our breasts – has never been greater.
- 85% of 60,000 women polled were “unsatisfied or ambivalent” about their breasts
- Every year 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Each year millions of women receive unnecessary, invasive cancer treatments as a result of mammograms that detected harmless tumors
- 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old
- Breast lifts performed in the United States have increased by 89% since 2000
Viewers get to know nine unforgettable women who boldly bare their hearts and breasts to the camera. As women, our relationships with our breasts profoundly influence our identities and lives, yet we don’t talk about them
What would happen if we did?
Let’s talk about Breasts
Imagine someone asked you: How have your breasts influenced the person you’ve become? Would you have an answer? Would you even know where to start? The Breast Archives uses this simple question to delve into the formative memories of nine unforgettable women, offering insight into the breast as an origination point for a woman’s psyche. Through forthright exposure, the film uncovers a mystery that gets at the heart of our expectations about women in Western culture.
With its deeply human take on the collective journey that women share, The Breast Archives is an excellent and contemporary resource for women of all ages, mothers and daughters, and educators looking to inspire discussion about the emerging body-based consciousness and feminine wisdom now sweeping the globe.
By revisiting the roots of a woman’s relationship to her breasts – and to herself – the film creates an unprecedented opportunity to empower, engage and enlighten a new generation!
Thank You for Your Support
"I want you to know that I think your film is beautiful, well done, and important… I think it will do a lot of good in the world and am proud to be part of it"− Miriam Cutler, Composer
"The Breast Archives captures the tenderness, anxiety, pride and wisdom of the women interviewed, and offers an opening for healing conversations about women's real, rich lives."− Sid Reger, President, Assoc. for the Study of Women and Mythology
"Thank you for creating an opening in consciousness around breasts; for women, men, boys and girls. The diversity and earnestness of the interviewees was door-opening!"− Judy Shannon, Mom
by Meagan Murphy Since embarking on my journey as Director of The Breast Archives, I have talked to hundreds of women