Are women with advanced breast cancer living longer?

Susan Niebur (@WhyMommy) writes about surviving cancer, space science, and work/life balance at, ...more

Changing the conversation about cancer

After a weekend workshop with 800 energetic, amazing, committed women (including 8+ incredible bloggers and 30+ awesome metastatic women) fired up to fight for the END of breast cancer at the National Breast Cancer Coalition Advocacy Training Conference, I have new energy and new spirit and new FIGHT in me, both against this horrible disease in my own body and against its formation of tumors and spread in bodies (called metastasis) in genera...more

How a Penis Blog Led Me to my Breast Health


This One's For the Girls As many of you are probably aware, thanks to the wildly successful pink-ribbon campaign, i...more

Why Raising Awareness through Sexism Isn't Actually Beneficial to Anyone: the Facebook Breast Cancer Memes

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and with the start of the month comes the deluge of pink reminders peering at us from everywhere from grocery stores to online ads.  Much has been written on the idea of using commercial products painted pink as a sign of supporting breast cancer research; I am not fully opposed to the idea, insofar as the money that is actually donated to research funds.  What I am concerned about is what these attempts at awareness say about the women of our culture....more

Bare Breasted Fund Raising: A First

This week I attended the most unusual professional networking event imaginable.  Really....more

Breastfeeding Tips

Feeling frazzled trying to breastfeed? You're not alone. Review our tips for success. The first few weeks of breastfeeding can be very challenging for a new mom. Here are a few tips to help you succeed: * Choose a comfortable place to nurse. Sit back, rest your head and neck, and use a foot rest to enhance your comfort. Comfort is key since you will be in this position for some time. * Have a glass of water handy and any other item that you may need during this time such as a snack, telephone, or magazine....more

The Real Story On Fake Boobs

An online Bitter Poll we ran surprised us when almost 58% of voters said they thought fake breasts could only help a female lawyer’s career.  So we at asked around. Read “The Real Story On Fake Boobs” here. ...more

Parabens - "Environmental Estrogens"

 It is no longer a secret that the skins of males and females are different and therefore require different treatments for conditions like acne. It is also no secret that Parabens, which are artificial preservatives used to prolong shelf life, pose an enormous potential threat to the health of women and men alike.  ...more

breast cancer journey

    A woman in my neighborhood, I’ll refer to as Ms. A, wasdiagnosed with breast cancer over the summer.  The mother of young children,  Ms. A hasalways been active, busy, plugged in, socially conscious, etc… then suddenly,in a flash, her life just changed. Out of nowhere, like so many other women,wives, mothers, daughters, aunts, friends and neighbors, her life simplychanged.   ...more