THE PINK RIBBON
Hello loves! Today it’s going to be a little different. This is not a fashion or travel themed post. I intend to spread awareness since October is breast cancer awareness month but before that let me bore you with a few interesting facts about the colour pink. Well for one the colour is named after a flower of the same name. It was first used as a colour back in the 17th century. As per surveys in Europe and the states, pink is associated with charm, tenderness, femininity and the romantic. I hope all the guys reading this are taking notes especially on that romance and charm note. Perhaps wearing a pink shirt will work wonders next time when you’re walking up to say hello to a girl you’ve had a crush on for the longest time.
If the feelings are mutual then you are lucky Mr. Man. You will perhaps have finally met the girl of your dreams. Of course as you get to know each other you will go on those amazing coffee dates, camp in the woods, take walks by the beach as the sun sets and also learn each other’s favourite colours. More to it is that you will get to spread love not only among yourselves but also to others. On that note I would like to say love is caring. It extends to not only caring for yourself but to those around you. If you are reading this article and you have a lady in your life be it your mum, sister, cousin, aunt or niece you need to spread awareness about breast cancer and why it is important to get screened.
A few facts about breast cancer are that it is common among women. It can affect men too but today the focus will be on women. The symptoms include a lump or thickening of the breast, and changes to the skin or nipple. The risk factors can be genetic or lifestyle factors such as ones diet. The range of treatment available includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Screening guidelines recommend that a mammogram is the most important screening test. It can detect breast cancer up to two years before the tumor can be felt by you or your doctor. Women age 40-45 or older who are at the average risk of breast cancer should have a mammogram once a year.
I will leave you to do more research on the subject matter as well as arm yourselves with more facts. My stride was only in sparking your curiosity as well as spreading awareness. The attire I wore today is a pink cloth that I simply twisted in different directions. This is because the pink ribbon as well as the colour pink in general is used to identify the wearer or promoter with the breast cancer brand and express moral support for women with breast cancer.
See they say you do not know how it feels like until you’ve had to go through it. But this is to all the breast cancer victims out there. Maybe I haven’t been to where you are at right now, but I want to say that I am proud of you all for being brave enough to fight this disease. In case nobody told you today, you are stronger than you think. Keep fighting. It definitely gets better. My love goes out to you.
On that note I urge you all to spread the awareness and care for one another. Till next week.
Love and love!
Photography by HOK Photography