CANADIAN MODEL AND ACTIVIST DIES AT 30 FROM OVARIAN CANCER
Saskatchewan-born model and body positivity activist has died at 30 from ovarian cancer on Friday.
Ashley Luther, professionally known as Elly Mayday, moved to British Columbia to pursue her modelling career where she would often work with local Forever Yours Lingerie.
Luther documented her five-year struggle with ovarian cancer and her struggle as a plus-size model. READ MORE
SASKATCHEWAN-BORN MODEL ASHLEY LUTHER, BETTER KNOWN AS ELLY MAYDAY, DEAD AT 30
Ashley Luther, the Saskatchewan-born woman who gained fame as Elly Mayday — a fierce model who embraced her curves — died Friday in Vancouver. She was 30.
Luther, who grew up on a farm near Aylesbury, Sask., had been dealing with ovarian cancer and related health complications for five years.
Luther was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer called low grade serous carcinoma at 25. READ MORE
ELLY MAYDAY, BODY-POSITIVE MODEL AND ADVOCATE, DIES FROM OVARIAN CANCER AT 30
“One Hell Ova Woman” reads an embroidery Elly Mayday was gifted last summer.
In an Instagram post, the body-positive model said: “This is one of my favorite gifts I’ve received. This little tag line came to me one day and I liked the way it felt. I wanted to create a hashtag that said a bit more than “warrior” or survivor, to be honest I’ve never identified with either words.
“#One Hell Ova Woman” is the woman who doesn’t back down. The one who faces obstacles with grace and strength. The “Ova” spelling is a nod towards my girls fighting this disease. (I wish there was another word rather than fighting) but it’s not just about cancer. It’s just about her. You.” READ MORE