October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I hope to see all y'all locals at the Drink Pink event October 30 at The Royale...
...but right now this bitch would like to talk about breasts.
Breast awareness is important every month. As a woman of color who has reached a certain age (wince) I’m beyond freaked out by the news that black women are…well, we’re in crisis as regards the breasts.
Although this call to action isn’t WOC specific…all women should be vigilant in their breast awareness…I’m speaking specifically to my sisters of color because the data shows we’re less likely to receive early diagnosis, less likely to receive aggressive or alternative treatment and less likely to survive.
So I'm asking you...all of you, because it ain't a bad idea for anyone...to call your sisters, aunts, cousins, Sorors, beast friends from back in the day, beautician, loctician and the woman who hooks up your nails….call them all and jump up in their breast-based business.
Ask them when the last time they had a well woman check-up was…a breast exam or mammogram…and when was the last time they did a self exam.
Jump up in the business of every woman you know…because breast cancer isn’t a solo experience, treatment takes a team and kicking cancer in the ass is a family affair.
I want to witness a sea of diversity sporting pink at the next Komen Race…and that means this bitch is going to be all up in all y’alls breast-based business (wink).
Check your breasts 7 days after your period every month…set a time each month to remind the women in your life to do the same…and get every abnormality checked out immediately!
Let’s commit to this together…