Sandals Change Lives: Sseko Designs Helps Ugandan Women Go To College

It’s summer time, which means it’s sandal time! I was looking for some cute-yet-functional-and-comfortable sandals for the sunny weather when Linda from Clementine Shoes introduced me to Sseko ribbon sandals. Sseko Designs (pronounced say-ko) was founded by Liz Forkin Bohannon after she took a post-college trip to Uganda. During her time there she met and made […]

What NOT to do When Your Nonprofit Makes a Big Decision

I just read Kivi Leroux Miller’s excellent assessment of the (presumably unintended) consequences of Komen’s decision to implement a new policy: The Accidental Rebranding of Komen for the Cure. Komen for the Cure, it seems, is no longer a breast cancer charity, but a pro-life breast cancer charity. Kivi talks about Komen’s dead silence following […]

What Makes a Cause Worthy?

I received some interesting feedback after a recent presentation, an anonymous comment that read, “Enough about breast cancer – everyone knows about breast cancer. Why not focus on something different?” The comment made me think about how we determine the worthiness of a cause, and how it can vary so greatly from one person to […]

Pink Watch 3: Water, juice, and grown-up lemonade

My third Pink Watch post plunges into the world of beverages. Everyone knows water is essential to good health, but I’ve also included juice, iced tea, and an alcoholic beverage. The debate around alcohol and breast cancer could take up a whole series of posts on its own, and I’m just not going there right […]

Breast cancer pisses me off

I’m pissed because breast cancer f*cks up so many lives. I’m pissed because it feels like healthcare organizations have to scrape money together to provide people with the screening, treatment and support resources they need.

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