XKCD.com posted a comic strip called “Positive Attitude.” In just three frames, the faceless, nameless stick figures capture a common American experience: the mandate for positive thinking in the face of illness.
1. After telling a service provider that s/he is sick and scared, the provider explains to the patient that having a good . . . → Read More: On “Positive Attitude”
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
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