Tagged: brca

My Jolie Media Blitz

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I had an exciting May 14. I woke up in the morning and read five messages from friends on my phone telling me that Angelina Jolie had announced her prophylactic mastectomy in a New York Times op-ed. I’d thought it would be just a normal day of reporting my forthcoming book Pandora’s DNA: How the breast cancer […]... Read More

Stop Using Jolie’s Surgery to Condescend to Women

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How stupid do they think we are? It’s a major medical procedure, not a manicure. My piece for Slutist.

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Jolie’s Mastectomy Decision Leaves No Place for Judgement

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Angelina Jolie’s admission that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy has a lot of people talking – and while raising awareness is invaluable, it inevitably becomes fodder for critics. I should know: Three years ago, at the age of 28, I had a prophylactic double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after learning I had a mutation […]... Read More

The Curse: A Freeform Game About BRCA

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Free download of my freeform roleplaying game about hereditary breast cancer and the BRCA mutations.

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The Next Big Thing

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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a literary game of tag in which writers answer questions about a work-in-progress. So come learn about my new project: Pandora's DNA.

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Two Years After Mastectomy

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Two years ago, I had my healthy breasts cut off to reduce my sky-high risk of breast cancer. Last year, I wrote a post chronicling my feelings one year out, but two years out, my feelings have changed enough to warrant another (and perhaps final) post.

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A Year Later

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A year ago today, I cut off my healthy breasts to reduce my astronomical chances of developing breast cancer. The months leading up to the operation were brutal, to say the least. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I’m really glad I did it.

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Watch Me on the Today Show

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Lizzie talks about hereditary breast cancer on the Today Show.

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Goodbye To My Boobs

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Yeah, I did it. I amputated my healthy breasts at age 28 after discovering my sky-high chances of getting breast cancer. And I don't regret it one bit.

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Preserved: Fresh Salmon, Parts of My Body

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Anyone who reads my blog is probably aware that I have an unholy obsession with preserving foods, and that in 17 days I will undergo a life-changing operation, a double-mastectomy with reconstruction done on my healthy breasts. I’ve always cooked, and frankly eaten (hello, new 20-lb gut), to deal with stress, but lately, perhaps because […]... Read More