Army of Women, Breast Cancer Action, Breast Cancer Fund, Breast cancer research, Chingonas, Dr. Susan Love, Health, HOW Study, October Breast Cancer Awareness, Un-Pink

How To Go Beyond Pink

I view Breast Cancer awareness from a UN-PINK perspective.This post may irritate a few people, but I'm going to go all chingona on this issue, which is near and dear to my own breasts.from my collection-by Yrenia Ortiz  Last week I shared with you why I couldn't look at Pepto-Bismol bottles without cringing. This is not from an ungratefulness for the work of… Continue reading How To Go Beyond Pink

Breast cancer, Health, October Breast Cancer Awareness, Pink Ribbons, Strong Women, Wisdom

Why Pink Makes Me Cringe

It’s not Pink, the singer, that stirs up ambivalent feelings in my soul, it’s the color pink linked to October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s all the pink stuff beyond the commemorative ribbons. It’s pink deodorant containers, buckets of chicken, yogurt lids, pens, bottles, garden tools, and such. I can’t even look at Pepto-Bismol bottles… Continue reading Why Pink Makes Me Cringe

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I Walk In Hope

Graphic by Digital Product©Yesterday was inspirational, hopeful, and overwhelming at times. My young cousin organized a Relay For Life  team, named Walk to Remember, for the annual American Cancer Society. We walked for her Grandma Della who was my aunt. Both my uncles died from cancer too. I'm the only one who has survived and… Continue reading I Walk In Hope

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Taking care of ‘The Girls’ and Our self

During October, you will see  television commercials, magazine ads, and food stuffs advertising  Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sometimes I see these and get a little frustrated. I mean it's a good thing that there is so much awareness being given to Breast Cancer, but as a survivor (6 years) I get overwhelmed by all the… Continue reading Taking care of ‘The Girls’ and Our self