Lani Horn, a.k.a. Chemobabe
Pink Ribbon Blues is honored to share a recent post from blogger, Lani Horn, who writes under the name Chemobabe. She is a social scientist in her “regular life” and created ChemoBabe as a persona who has “enough spunk and edge to get smacked down” by treatment and “stand back . . . → Read More: Attention! [by Chemobabe]
Dr. Linda Rubin, professor and licensed psychologist, is today’s Pink Ribbon Blues contributor.
While reading the first few pages of Gayle Sulik’s book, Pink Ribbon Blues, it hit me: I had never heard any public accounts of women’s breast cancer experiences that were anything but positive, triumphant, and uplifting. I asked myself, how . . . → Read More: Pink Ribbon Culture as a Form of Psychological Denial
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