Roza the Amazon: A Breast Cancer Survivor Turned Superhero



Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions of women worldwide. It is a condition that can take a serious toll on both the physical and emotional well-being of the patient. In Rosine Dubois, author Athenais Lisa Swan found the perfect inspiration for a new kind of superhero – one who has survived breast cancer. In this article, we will delve into the story of Roza the Amazon, a bilingual novel that draws inspiration from the legendary Amazons of antiquity and the popular film Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot.

Wonder Woman and Roza the Amazon

The film Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, was a huge success when it was released in 2017. The movie was praised for its portrayal of a strong female lead and for breaking barriers in Hollywood. Athenais Lisa Swan was one of the millions of fans who enjoyed the film, and it led her to research more about the Amazons of antiquity. That’s when she discovered that many of these legendary warriors were also breast cancer survivors who had undergone mastectomies to save their lives. This fact resonated with Swan, who had read stories about women being abandoned by their partners during their cancer treatment. The idea of a breast cancer survivor becoming a superhero was born.

Roza the Amazon: A Story of Body Positivity

Roza the Amazon tells the story of Rosine Dubois, a single mother who survived breast cancer and had to undergo a mastectomy to save her life. Two years later, she is struggling to come to terms with her new bodypositive and the pressure from society to look “normal” again. Rosine’s life takes a dramatic turn when she rescues a young girl with a magical object who is being chased by a dangerous creature. The artifact chooses Rosine and transforms her into a superhero, giving her the strength and weapons of an Amazon warrior. Roza the Amazon is not just a story about a superhero; it is a tale of body positivity and self-acceptance. Athenais Lisa Swan wanted to create a character who could inspire women who have gone through similar experiences and show them that they can still be powerful and beautiful.


Roza the Amazon is a bilingual novel that draws inspiration from the legendary Amazons of antiquity, the film Wonder Woman, and the experiences of breast cancer survivors. It is a story of empowerment and body positivity that will inspire readers of all ages. Athenais Lisa Swan’s novel is available for purchase on Google Play, and readers can even read the first seven chapters for free. So, if you’re looking for a new kind of superhero who represents strength, courage, and resilience, Roza the Amazon is the book for you.

Muteeb Asim

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