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My Thoughts On Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy

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I applaud Angelina Jolie and any other woman for taking the necessary medical steps to live a longer and healthier life for themselves and their family. Cancer is a HUGE deal so don’t think I am making light of it, but if I hear one more person give her kudos for having her breasts removed because she’s considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, I will scream!

Her breasts being removed is much deeper than Hollywood beauty and it’s beside the point!

People are literally visualizing her breasts being hacked off, but that’s not the case. The procedure involves removing the tissue inside the breasts and replacing it with implants.

Besides, now Angelina Jolie will always have perfect, perky breasts, so her vanity is still in tact and I’m sure she got a pair that hold up better than the originals.

Of course if she decides to have more children, before having her ovaries removed (she has a 50% chance of developing ovarian Cancer), she will not be able to breastfeed; other than that the physical aspects of her decision were probably last on her list of worries.

Angelina has said that she doesn’t feel less of a woman after the procedure and she shouldn’t because breasts don’t make the woman. The woman makes the breasts!

Werk those new ta-tas, Angelina!

 

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Andrea Nugent

Name and occupation:

Andrea Nugent – Author of Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer Can’t Change That and The Road to Prosperity: Let Your Passion Lead the Way, Founder of B.i.o.n.i.c. Girls, Inc. (a non-profit breast cancer organization).

What do you love most about being a woman?

I love the fact that I truly understand the power and beauty that lies in being a woman.  I love that we have the privilege to carry and bring life into this world.  We have strength and a softness that is both caring and nurturing all while raising our families and running major corporations.

Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?

Fortunately for me I can say no.  I run a non-profit breast cancer organization and am actually mostly surrounded by women. 

Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners?

Yes – National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Who or what inspires you most?

My mom.  I remember when I was growing up and watching her involved in many different community service projects and mentoring programs and saying that one day I hope to give back just as I have watched her most of my life.  I have watched her impact many lives and just hope that one day I can say I impacted lives the way she has.

Something about you that would surprise us:

I recently got approved as a foster mom.  I have a beautiful son who is 5 but looking forward to fostering to adopt.  As a two-year breast cancer survivor I excited about the possible addition to our family.

Advice for women entrepreneurs:

Don’t be afraid to pursue your true passions in life.  In order to truly be happy and love what you do start with the things you are passionate about and everything else will fall into place.

Website and social media links: 

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