Reflections

Preventative Mastectomies & Overcoming Rhetoric

The first thing I read this morning while in bed, covers pulled up to my neck, eyes squinting at my phone, was Angelina Jolie’s new op-ed that is taking the internet by storm: “My Medical Choice.” When Sharon Osbourne had preventative double mastectomy surgery last fall, I was amazed. I was teaching a course themed around… Continue reading Preventative Mastectomies & Overcoming Rhetoric

Reflections

Komen for the Cure & the Power of Rhetoric

When I was in grade school, my mother was diagnosed with, and recovered from, breast cancer. Two weeks before my high school graduation, after experiencing abdominal pain for about 4 months and trying to convince her doctors that something was wrong, my mom was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer. After four years of chemo,… Continue reading Komen for the Cure & the Power of Rhetoric