Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Loop List : Pink-free-edition

Despite our best efforts, there's gonna be a little pink here and there on Loop. Still, we get sick of it too, especially in the supermarket.
So in honor the gals who rightly remind us, "There is nothing pink or pretty about cancer," here are five no-pink-links.
There are some very sharp writers in this bunch, so put on your favorite black outfit and enjoy.

One of my favorite books is "Nickle and Dimed" by the entertaining and opinionated Barabara Ehrenreich. While I do not agree with everything she says, she is always compelling writer. "Welcome to Cancerland" is her take on the breast cancer experience. (I had a little trouble with this link going dead, so you may have to cut/paste.)
I have a weakness for breast cancer projects that are a bit sassy. If you are looking for something to wear to a fundraiser that is un-pink, or for a man, or will really get attention at a baseball game, check this site out.
(Warning, there are some pink selections). The site has a moving story as well, it is a tribute to Kelly Rooney, who died at the age of 43, but left behind memories of her sense of humor.
Chemobabe is the badass of the breast cancer blogging crowd. Her blog has energy and a sense of humor, and no pink at all.
Lots of photos and a very easy to read format with larger fonts.
Beth Gainer's blog, focuses on helping empower people who are making their way through the medical system. The writer and author also has a lighthearted side you can observe through her cat's blog.
A very smart, slightly eccentric blog, from S.L. Wisenberg, who is the author of "The Adventures of Cancer Bitch." She is more N.P.R. than chick lit.

1 comment:

  1. Just one little note from Suz here. I post links because I think they are worth a look, not because I agree with %100 of what someone writes.
    The NYT nutrition list is for the general public, some bc gals still avoid soy, and there is one mention of it.
    Same with the writers here,BE can be political, not every thing she's ever written I completely agree with.
    Sometimes I even post things I disagree with, because I think they are worthy of debate.