Real Women.

Real Stories.

The Journey Is

Empowerment.

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Let's Talk About Breasts

The Breast Archives uncovers nine women’s personal stories of empowerment. Baring their breasts and their hearts, the women share the unique journeys they’ve made with their bodies.

From their formative years of hiding, shame, and disconnection, to adulthood and the discovery of what it means to be a powerful woman.

As the women slowly reconnect with their body-based stories they find a reservoir of strength and wisdom that lies within their breasts.

Real Women. Real Stories.
The Journey Is Empowerment.

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“Even women who are happy with themselves have struggled with how they felt about their breasts. “

Cicely M. Eastman, The Brattleboro Reformer

Meet The Nine

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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?

The Breast Archives is an excellent 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.

As women, our relationships with our breasts profoundly influence our identities and lives, yet we don’t talk about them.

Get to know nine unforgettable women who boldly bare their hearts and breasts to the camera.

What People Are Saying

"The Breast Archives is like a warm conversation between you and nine of your closest friends."
Lena Wilson, The Valley Advocate

“Every woman needs to see this documentary, so she can begin her own journey towards health.“
Sydney Ross Singer, Medical Anthropologist

“A powerful, daring and important film for all women to witness and bond with because it empowers us to honor our own bodies. “
Irene Zabytko, Author, Filmmaker

Re-visiting their breast memories gives women a chance to shift their perspective, and to tap into a deeper compassion for themselves.”
XIU-Jing Shi, A Woman’s Thing

"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 & Mythology

"“This film is a conversation starter.”
Poorna Bell, The Huffington Post

“This film is beautiful, well done, and important. I think it will do a lot of good in the world and I am proud to be part of it.”
Miriam Cutler, Composer

"Incredible, heartfelt, beautiful, brave…”
Patricia M. Bowers, Artist

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News & Updates

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WBOA Interviews Meagan Murphy

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MUST SEE: A documentary about women and their breasts

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Women of Distinction Magazine

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How Filmmaker Meagan Murphy Is Changing The Conversation Around Women’s Breasts

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About The Director

Meagan Murphy

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Meagan Murphy is an award-winning Director/Producer with 25 years’ experience in film and broadcast.

During her 12 years with WGBH Educational Foundation, Meagan produced programs in various genres, including documentary, public affairs, cooking shows, news and children’s series.

In 2003 she earned a Medical Journalism Fellowship, in 2008, received a Communicator's Award for her work on a weekly series for teenagers, and Women of Distinction Magazine named her one of the top 10 Women Leaders of 2016.

Her film repertoire includes Night Deposit, Fathers & Sons, and Victor's Big Score. She is an active member of Independent Documentary Association and Women in Film & Video.

Meagan has presented the film at Women’s International Film Festival, the Association for Women & Mythology's 2018 Conference, Hampshire College, Northampton's Academy of Music, Western New England University’s 35th & 36th annual Social Work Conferences, and Planned Parenthood.