Fans love new ‘Simpsons’ character that is a breast cancer survivor

On The Simpsons Sunday, we met a character named Dr. Wendy Sage, a hypnotherapist and breast cancer survivor who has had a unilateral mastectomy, and is also showing a visible scar from a port-o-cath, a device used to deliver chemotherapy.

The character is voiced and was created by Renee Ridgeley, an actress, writer, breast cancer survivor and the wife of Simpons showurnner, Matt Selman. Ridgeley discussed the character with Yahoo Life saying, “Sage shows up as exactly who she is now. By living openly as a one-breasted woman, she sends a message of acceptance and wholeness celebrated by individuals in marginalized groups.”

Viewers on social media enjoyed seeing this representation on the show, and gave thanks via Twitter. With one person saying, “This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month done well.”