Indeed. You can have have virtual breast cancer, wear pink t-shirts, attend pink ribbon fund raising events, and even go to a support group. I’m speechless. Luckily, Anna Rachnel who writes The Cancer Culture Chronicles is not. What follows is Rachnel’s post about second life, titled “Virtual Breast Cancer.”
Virtual Breast Cancer by . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer Avatars on Second Life?
Sharon Blynn is beautiful. And, she’s bald. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 28, Blynn lost her hair to chemotherapy. What was initially an emotionally devastating experience turned into a mission to expand notions of beauty to include bald women. After completing her treatment she started Bald is Beautiful to “flip the . . . → Read More: Featuring Sharon Blynn and JaneRA
An Excerpt from Pink Ribbon Blues–
In the early 1990s, it seemed as though society was ready to confront breast cancer. Breast cancer activism was starting to gain momentum in extending public outreach, increasing research funding, and gaining a seat at the public policy table. In August 1993, the New York Times Magazine published . . . → Read More: Remembrance
No image in pink ribbon culture captures the ethos of American cancer culture and pink femininity better than the she-ro. An amalgamation of masculine and feminine, this woman hero in pink is the protagonist of the epic survivor story who fights breast cancer and wins.
Though there are many examples of the she-ro, the . . . → Read More: The She-ro
PINK—a pale tint of red lightened with a bit of white. That’s pink in the color palette. But pink does more than occupy a unique position in the visual spectrum. This slightly reddish hue is imbued with meaning. In the last two decades the color pink, through its association with the pink ribbon, has . . . → Read More: What’s In A Color?