Behind The Ribbon

Hi! I'm Vanessa Freeman, the new owner of Pink Ribbon Boutique.

I'm a wife, a mother to 3 amazing and hilarious little people and am always on a quest to find the great things in life! I've worn many hats throughout the years; graphic designer, professor, entrepreneur.

In 2016 I found out that I have the BRCA2 mutation which put me in a MUCH higher percentage for getting breast cancer and ovarian cancer. After the shock wore off, I made the decision to get a prophylactic double mastectomy. It was a tough decision. The thoughts circulated in my mind if this was the right avenue to go down. How would this affect my family? What would the recovery be like? Like most people going through this type of life event the isolation of these situations is real. But I did it. It was challenging but with the support of family and friends and my incredible health care team, I did it. 

Almost 7 years later and in a serendipitous series of events, I met the owner of Pink Ribbon Boutique, Marie Randorf, who was looking to hang up her bra and retire. I knew right away that this was where I should be. I'm so excited to use my first hand knowledge of this experience and marry it with my passion for helping others.

Marie kept customers supported and happy for over 20 years and I'm proud to further the amazing work she did. 

There is so much that happens on this journey, but one thing is universal, the desire to feel at home in our own bodies. I look forward to helping others feel comfortable in theirs.