In 2014 Hart was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer three months away from her wedding day, in the midst of grad school at the tender age of 28. Since then Hart has endured a double mastectomy to rid her body of the deadly disease, which claimed her mother’s life when she was only 13-years-old.
With her carefree personality Hart made it her mission to change the narrative about cancer survivors.
“I decided to [show my scars] because really what I’ve discovered through my experience with breast cancer is the way in which we view breast cancer is really ableless, and one of the tenants of AfroPunk is no ableism,” she says. “I think that the way that we think about chronic illness and it’s ability in the United States has to be challenged.”
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Michelle Ambrose aka Ms. Diva Michelle is a community oriented, event planner, project manager, basketball coach and single mother, with an urge to express her zest for food, travel, mingling and making connections. Given all she's learned in the event planning industry about hospitality and quality dining and by staying in the loop on upcoming events, Ambrose has created this online spot for what's hot and what's not.