A Baby Step

To all of those who’ve liked, commented or otherwise contacted me about the “Take the Mythical Image…” (on WordPress and Tumblr) BIG THANKS. Those of us who refuse or just cannot fit that image–because we know depression, or hate pink, or have mets, or omigoodness have some other cancer (heed the sarcasm there, please), I assure you we are not alone. Whether you choose to simply not be a part of The Image and step aside, or like me, you openly criticize it, good job…it is the needed baby step.
I know I am a broken record about things that irk me–The Image, the sexualization of breast cancer, BRCA testing (as research-good, sold as a tool to fight cancer-no it isn’t, yet), the over-study of the same causes of cancer over and over (alcohol bad, carrots good, we get it, move on people), the misuse of the words prevention/early detection…well, you get the idea…there are many things. IN my humble opinion, the only way to bring about change is to keep asking for it, keep the pressure up. I desire change in cancer and the world at large most desperately.

Author: Cancer Curmudgeon

Oct 2010 diagnosed with Stage 3, HER2+ Breast Cancer. Completed treatment Jan 2012. Waaaaaay over pink. Applying punk rock sensibility to how I do cancer.

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