Linda “Kristi” Rickman has 10 years experience in higher education in various areas of student affairs. Following her mother’s first diagnosis with breast cancer in 1996 Kristi became a pink ribbon addict. Then a second diagnosis years later led her to immerse herself further into pink ribbon culture. Kristi’s viewpoint of the pink ribbon . . . → Read More: Confessions of a Recovering Pink Addict
It’s nearly impossible to take a vacation from pink ribbon culture. Even an escape to the sandy shores of south Jersey doesn’t guarantee entrée to a ribbon-free zone. To a great extent that’s because breast cancer activists did such a good job raising awareness about the importance of the breast cancer epidemic. Unfortunately, . . . → Read More: Changing the Conversation about Breast Cancer, One Conversation at a Time
Pink Ribbon Blues Contributor Lisa Valentine has written two essays for the PRB Blog: “What Lies Beneath,” which examines cultural expectations about women’s breasts, and “I Didn’t Know Then What I Know Now,” which shares how Lisa went from being an avid Komen supporter to a new kind of breast cancer advocate. Earlier today (Jul. . . . → Read More: “Keep the Race Moving Toward the Cure”
Peggy Orenstein is the author, most recently, of Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture. Her previous books include The New York Times best-selling memoir,Waiting for Daisy; Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World;and the best-selling SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. A . . . → Read More: Memo to the “Hippest Town in NJ:” Please Stop Painting Yourself Pink
Lisa Valentine is a regular Pink Ribbon Blues reader and growing contributor to the blog. Earlier this year, Lisa wrote an essay called “What Lies Beneath,” which examined cultural expectations about women’s breasts and her decision about mastectomy and reconstruction. Today, Lisa shares how she transitioned from being an avid Komen supporter to . . . → Read More: I Didn’t Know Then What I Know Now
Rachel of The Cancer Culture Chronicles died early this morning following a long struggle with metastatic breast cancer. Although I find it difficult to write or even see through blurry tear-filled eyes, I need to share this with you today.
I first met Rachel in the blogosphere after Pink Ribbon Blues was released in . . . → Read More: Rachel Cheetham Moro 1970-2012
Over the last year, the Pink Ribbon Blues Blog has become a forum for discussing pink culture and industry from multiple vantage points and through a multitude of voices. As the PRB Contributors list continues to grow, I am hopeful that the status quo surrounding breast cancer will dislodge to create meaningful awareness, understanding, . . . → Read More: What Lies Beneath