Renee’s Corner: Supporting Your Friend with Breast Cancer

A good friend recently called me and shared that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Like too many others, her life was immediately turned upside down as she began her battle. My first reaction was shock, then sadness — fighting off tears to stay strong for her while chatting with her on the phone. My next reaction was to join her in battle mode. There are many articles that give advice and strategic pointers for helping someone through her battle with breast cancer, but even with all the “strategy” and statistics, it never feels as easy or as effective Read More

Find Out Why They Call This Woman @VotedBestHair!

Open. Honest. Insightful. Those are three words describing what people look for in those they listen to for advice. There are also three words that describe natural hair blogger and YouTuber Alicia, better known as @VotedBestHair (clever right?). She started her YouTube channel in 2012 with the mission to evaluate her own passions and share them with the world one video at a time. Things that some may view as too personal or wouldn’t dare share, Alicia has shared with grace and humility in hopes that sharing pieces of her life to viewers would not only be relatable, but also Read More

#CurlsForTheCure: Inform. Inspire. Give.

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. According to statistics, in 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Everyone knows at least one woman who has struggled with the disease, participated in a walk, donated or posted insightful information to raise awareness of the epidemic. It’s no secret what tolls breast cancer takes on patients mentally, emotionally and physically, and that one of the most Read More