I’ve been spending much of my time working with the Breast Cancer Consortium to develop plans, projects, and analyses. One of my roles is to edit the Quarterly newsletter, which has just been released.
Table of Contents The Breast Cancer Consortium, Gathering Momentum! “Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer” Patients, Patents, and Profits “Cancer . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer Consortium Quarterly, Second Issue
Today’s Pink Ribbon Blues Contributor is Claire Festel, a writer from British Columbia. Her new book, Remarkable Yukon Women, shares the profiles of fifty women over the age of fifty who were born, or who settled in, the sparsely populated Yukon territory of western Canada. Illustrated with portraits of these women by artist Valerie Hodgson . . . → Read More: Carol Murphy – “Lucky to Be Alive”
In October 2009 Suzan was diagnosed with stage 3B inflammatory breast cancer. Her doctors told her that the tumor that engorged her left breast and caused her nipple to invert was growing at a fast rate. Instead of the usual 5 percent growth rate in cancer cells, Suzan’s cells were growing at a rate of 40 . . . → Read More: “Blood Lines”: An Exhibit by Elizabeth M. Claffey
Award-winning African American poet Lucille Clifton wrote thirteen books of poetry and more than sixteen children’s books. She received numerous honors for her literary work, served as Poet Laureate for the State of Maryland, and was a Distinguished Professor of Humanities at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she taught for eighteen years. At . . . → Read More: “the terrible stories”
In October 2010 Sarah Horton, author of Being Sarah, appeared on Radio 4‘s Woman’s Hour with Jennie Murray and live radio interviews on Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester. Sarah discussed rising incidence rates, breast cancer recurrence, representations of breast cancer in mass media and pink campaigns, social . . . → Read More: Sarah Horton Live
Excerpt from Pink Ribbon Blues
“I am a post-mastectomy woman who believes our feelings need voice in order to be recognized, respected, and of use.” — Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals
Audre Lorde, African American poet, essayist, autobiographer, novelist, and nonfiction writer, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978. Six months after . . . → Read More: Audre Lorde’s Cancer Journals
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