On a very special episode of The Simpsons Sunday, we met a character named Dr. Wendy Sage. She’s a hypnotherapist and also a breast cancer survivor, one 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 was created and is voiced by Renee Ridgeley, an actress, writer and breast cancer survivor, who is also the wife of Simpsons show-runner Matt Selman. Speaking to Yahoo Life, Ridgeley explained that “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.”