Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Fine Line~

I guess some people just don't know what to say when they learn that someone that they love or know has breast cancer.  For some, they struggle to find the right words.  Instead of choosing silence, they fumble for words.  Jenny, who is a breast cancer survivor, has put together this video to shed light on what not to say... ( I think that she might have preferred silence instead of these reactions/words ).   I found her video to be a very clever and a cheeky way to shed light as to what people have said to her thru her battle.  I for one can admit, that at one point I too may have fumbled for the right words to say.  Especially after learning how the silence and distance felt to my mother as she waged her battle with breast cancer.  I still may sometimes struggle, but I always try to think of the other person before I speak.  Some of these people clearly should have exercised the same thought process.  I really wanted to share this with you because I think that Jenny did an amazing job at bringing this to light.  While finding a way to do it with style, humor, and a touch of class.       
Sh*t Girls say to Girls with Breast Cancer Jenny Saldana is a writer, actress and breast cancer survivor. These are the things she heard while battling breast cancer. If you are interested in following or learning more about Jenny Saldana and her upcoming web series HAPPY CANCER CHICK.  You can go to  I know that I will continue to follow her journey, wishing her all the best.

1 comment:

  1. I was a little scared to watch the video just in case I said any of these things. I am happy to report I have not, but I have fumbled for the right words. I'm not sure if it is my computer, but the link didn't work for me. I did find it and watch it though. Just in case it is not my computer, here is the link that you can cut and paste in your browser:
    As usual, GREAT blog and a GREAT job, Malinda!