(JTA)-— It’s been a busy couple of weeks for breast cancer. Of course, breast cancer is always busy, exerting its sneaky destruction through abnormal cell growth. But now it’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the scary fact is everywhere again: One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime.
Crossing guard duty is the sixth-grade badge of pride at my daughter’s suburban Israeli elementary school. Each morning and afternoon 12-year-olds clad in orange safety vests usher younger classmates over the crosswalks, confidently stopping traffic to let them pass.
The first place it shows is the skin. I mean, you can pretend you’re not stressed, be totally convinced you’re not stressed, but your skin is always going to give you away.
As if growing up a digit away from the 90210 wasn’t enough to school me in beauty standards, my mother had already undergone two nose jobs by the time I was six.
In a recent Jezebel article titled “Go Ahead, New Moms: Be a Little Cliquey,” Tracy Moore supports mothers who form tight-knit groups consisting of others just like themselves.