Whew, it is almost over. Any even casual reader of this blog is aware of my fervent dislike of Pink October. I have been unable to fully restrain myself and have posted a number of critical blogs about the pinkwashing that occurs each year. It seems ironic that this most beautiful of all months is so challenged by infamous Breast Cancer Awareness. Given the storm earlier this week, it seems even more ironic that we are asked to focus on breast cancer fluff when so much serious work is at hand.
To close the month, I am delighted to share this blog from Scarves.net (also a good website to know about: www.scarves.net). Ann Silberman, who lives with metastatic breast cancer, is interviewed here. I give you the beginning and a link to read every good word:
Whether it's heartfelt anecdotes or inspiring triumphs, the Scarves Dot Net gals love to share stories - especially when they're incredibly touching. That's why we're starting a new series called SDN Spotlight. From influential bloggers to community leaders, we've scoured the blogosphere for the most inspiring men and women.
To kick off our series, we've invited bloggers to speak about their experiences with breast cancer. While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we believe breast cancer support and fundraising for research should happen year-round. That's why we're creating a special resource compiling interviews, information, and more. It's in the works and set to launch in 2013. So enjoy the stories, feel free to share your own, and keep your eyes peeled for more!
Our first featured blogger is Ann Silberman from Breast Cancer? But Doctor...I hate pink! Ann is just the most wonderful, strong woman - we love her zest for life and ability to find humor in the toughest of situations. We were given the lovely opportunity to ask Ann a few questions, and as she says on her Facebook page, she's certainly a "breast cancer ass kicker" if we ever knew one.