Weekly Round Up
Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just leave a comment below.
Just one more week left before the end of October and Laurie points us to an excellent examination of why so many breast cancer campaigns are sexist and oppressive. See also Kathi‘s latest blog on the misogyny of Pinktober.
Rebecca observes the division in the breast cancer community which is highlighted during this month . “Some of us rage against the annual pink hype,” she writes, “while others embrace it.”
Beth has decided to reclaim the month from the Pinktober hoopla with a delightful post celebrating all the things she loves about the Fall.
Carrie has a suggestion for doing away entirely with breast cancer awareness month, and replacing awareness with advocacy.
Dr Elaine Schattner reviews the stats behind the rising rate of invasive breast cancer in America.
Around 75% of people with cancer suffer from some kind of fatigue and sleep disruption. Jennifer offers tips for getting a better nice sleep in our latest blog.
Susan shares her latest adventure in advocacy stampeding in DC.
Check out Catherine‘s latest project – this girl is just so creative!
AnneMarie shares an intimate look at her recent nipple tattooing.
Good advice from Margaret to keep well- hydrated.
Nancy ponders the question of whether breast cancer has become too normalized.
Finally this week, and god it pains me to do this again, but for those who haven’t heard already, Vickie Young Wen passed away three days ago. Ann has written the most beautiful, heartfelt tribute to her friend, which I encourage you to read today.
Until next week,
Yours with love always,
Thank you, Marie, for including my post. I loved Ann’s post about Vickie. I am only one among many who is very sad to lose her. xoxo, Kathi
It seems this past year in particular we’ve lost too many Kathi – indescribably sad
Thank you so much for including me this week. I’m also so saddened to hear of Vickie’s passing.
Thank you, as always, for all you do. I also loved Ann’s tribute to Vickie. It was very touching. I am sad for our community. My thoughts and prayers are with Vickie’s family. Please stay well, Marie. xoxo
Thank you Marie for all the great blogs and posts to explore. I am glad you let us know about Vicky and I am so very sorry for her dear family and friends. xxxxoooo
Reblogged this on retired work and commented:
Thank you for writing and for listing all the comments about pink, advocacy versus advertising and a tribute to a woman. Your blog says it all – I wish we did not need it.
Marie, thank you so much for including my post and providing a nice list of blogs to read. I was saddened to hear about Vickie, and I am going to read Ann’s post.
Thank you all for taking the time to read and comment here. Wishing you a good week ahead x
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