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Adventures in Breastfeeding: A Boob Story

“No,” she said. “No?” I asked looking down at my daughter as she gently pushed away from me. Dammit! I knew the day was coming, but I didn’t realize how painful the actuality of it would be on both my psyche and my body. And there it was, with that simple word and a gentle […]

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How Long Does it Take to Learn How to Put on a Bra?

When you’re motherless before your ovaries find their on-switch, and your boobs blow up like two mismatched balloons, you give yourself the sex talk. Along with the assistance of a puberty book you checked out from the school library. The American Girl, “The Care and Keeping of You,” was the most sought-after library book at […]

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Breast Cancer Screenings Remain a Woman’s Burden

Not to brag, but I have dense fibrous breasts. They have held up over time. However, dense breasts also increase the likelihood of developing cancer. Last year, I found a lump and was ordered to have a mammogram and an ultrasound. It turned out to be a cyst, but they saw other “things” and were like, this is so […]

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love

I’d Kiss Them If I Could: How I Learned to Love My Breasts

In 2013, on Good Friday, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Presumably so named because you don’t, don’t, don’t want to get it.  There is no known cause; there is no known cure.  They only told me to get my “affairs in order” like I was in a 1940’s black and white noir […]

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11-year-old girl

11-Year-Old Girl Invents First Water Bra

I grew up as an only child, so I spent a lot of time alone, and I really, REALLY wanted more friends. “How do people make friends?” “What sort of things does one need to get ahead in the game?” 11-year-old me wondered. Seeing as how I had no friends yet, and no siblings to […]

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