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,

Marie xxx