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Can a Boob Get a Tissue?

I used to walk to work. It was a lovely way to start the day. My ass and my fit-bit were quite happy with me. The only drawback was on sweltering days—it was well, less than ideal. Especially for my business casual wardrobe: a sensible semi-sheer lavender blouse, tucked into a black pencil skirt with […]

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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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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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How My Breasts Got Even

It’s 3:00 am, and I’m waiting for this guy, Jeff maybe? No, Drew! No, that’s not right, let’s call him Shane, after Shane Chen, the inventor of the hoverboard. We’ll call him Shane because he left me with two cringe-worthy memories, one about my breasts, which is coming up shortly, and this one, which I […]

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My Breasts: A Caress, Not a Mouthful

After the summer of 2014, twenty-three-year-old me watched my C cup breasts disappear into barely A’s. I had failed my then dreams and was punishing my first world problem with a first world solution: guilt, specifically guilting myself into not eating. I didn’t think I deserved to eat because I had failed at a nightmare […]

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