Friday, October 27, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Bodies and Souls

Bodies and Souls: The Century Project presents a chronological series of nude photographic portraits of 98 women from the moment of birth to nearly a hundred years of age. The photographs are accompanied by statements, usually written by the women themselves, and often very moving.

The book is a record of the work of American photographer Frank Cordelle, of Oakland, California. He has exhibited The Century Project in public for 14 years. Tens of thousands of viewers have honored the project and its creator with acclaim that few artists ever receive. After seeing an exhibition of it, one woman wrote, "This is the most moving art exhibit I have ever seen."

Check out the Website here.

To request a review copy of the book:

For further information:
Paul Rapoport, publisher, tel.: (905) 304-4836,
(905) 515-9838 (cellular), e-mail:;

Frank Cordelle, author
, tel.: (510) 482-4240, (510) 282-5659 (cellular), e-mail:

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Prevent Cancer Now

This group is well worth checking out.

"Far, far too many people are getting cancer –
and the numbers are increasing. This should not be happening.

*It is not right that children and young adults should be getting cancer.
*It is not right that women should be dying from breast cancer in their 30s, 40s and 50s, long before their time or that so many men should be fighting prostate cancer.
*It is not right that our bodies should be contaminated with so many carcinogens, and that nobody in government seems to care.

The search for a cure is obviously important, but it also receives a lot of attention and funding.

Our purpose is to build and sustain a Canada-wide movement that will generate the resolve and the actions required to eliminate the preventable causes of cancer.

We would love to have your support. We need your"

Sue Richards

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Halloween Safety

You may think that I've finally flipped my lid. I mean really Sue, what do Halloween and Breast Health have in common?

I've reported on carcinogen-linked make-up in past blog posts. I've sent you to Skin Deep - the very comprehensive report by the Environmental Working Group that rank hundreds of beauty products against their unregulated, known or probable carcinogenic ingredients.

So then. How many children will be slathering these same cosmetics on their faces for trick or treating?

Read all about this and more scary Halloween stuff at The Green Guide. The very good news is, they offer options.Halloween Safety

Sue Richards

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Beauty

If you've got one minute and fourteen seconds, this video (by way of Chris at Breast Stories), will shed some light on stereotypical beauty.

Sue Richards

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Monday, October 23, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Canadian Women's Health Network

Here's what the Canadian Women's Health Network is reporting on Health Canada's decision to allow silicone breast implants to once again be available in Canada.What's Hot - Breast Implants

Sue Richards

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The Breast Views Blog: Silicone gel breast implants approved for return to Canadian market

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Benefits of breast cancer screening questionable

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone is on the mammogram band wagon.

I think it's critical to point out that mammograms do not PREVENT breast cancer. Rather it is a DETECTION tool that comes with it's own set of hazard. According to this story, the outcome of having mammograms isn't always pretty.

Researchers found that "for every 2,000 women invited to have mammograms over a 10-year period, one would have their life prolonged but 10 would endure potentially devastating and unnecessary treatment."

Benefits of breast cancer screening questionable

Sue Richards

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Order a Breast of Canada today. Find out what’s going on in Guelph, the birthplace of topfree Ontario.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Bras a Must

Here's some more wacky bra news from Indianna thanks to my Breast News Hound email correspondent.

New Jail Visitor Dress Code: Bras a Must

Sue Richards

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Monday, October 16, 2006

The Breast Biews Blog: Breast Blogger

After attending BlogHer 2006 in San Juan California, I beetled down the coast to San Luis Obispo to meet my meno-gal blogger pal Ellie.

I stumbled upon this exceptional woman's blog in the early days of my blogging career when I was at the beginnings of mapping my own menopause experience . T'was love at first read.

As I suspected, hanging out in SLO proved to be very easy. Despite my short visit, I came home with a nice dusting of Ellie vibe and spirit.

Rather than try and explain what it is about Ellie that captures my attention so firmly, I urge you to check out her current post about her discovery of breast feeding. If her account moves you in any way, go one step farther and blog her link. Breast health requires that we as a society make every effort to educate each other about normalized breast function. Otherwise, breasts will only be used as a marketing tool or to titillate.

Sue Richards

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Friday, October 13, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Teen Faces Litter Charge for Bra Antenna

I don't make this stuff up.
Teen Faces Litter Charge for Bra Antenna.

Sue Richards

Thanks to Trenton for being my 'breast newshound'.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Cancer Vixen

A graphic novel about breast cancer is a new twist on the idea of 'sharing our story.' Check out Cancer Vixen's opening video and see for yourself.

Sue Richards

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Knockers


Deadline: January 15, 2007
Edited by: Jessica Morrell

You are invited to submit to Knockers an anthology that covers an intimate subject: women’s breasts and what they have meant at different stages of life. Breasts are signatures of a woman’s sexuality and femininity; breasts come in thousands of shapes and sizes; breasts feed our babies; and breasts can cause agony or pleasure.

Thoughtful explorations, vivid memories, humor, poetry, fiction, and tales of loss and pain are all welcome. Looking for submissions that are blazingly honest, poignant, witty, provocative, edgy, inspiring, and revealing. Topics can range from early recollections of developing breasts and first brassieres, experiences with breast reduction or augmentation, breast cancer treatments, lumpectomies and mastectomies, nursing, and aging.

Knockers is an anthology that asks women: How do you feel about your breasts? This anthology will gather a diverse array of voices and is accepting personal essays, flash fiction, short stories, and poetry. Open to emerging and published writers.

Previously published submissions are fine, but Knockers will chiefly collect jottings that are published for the first time. There are no charges or costs to authors for participating in this anthology. Payment for accepted work has not yet been determined and each contributor will receive a copy of the anthology.

Knockers submitting basics:

Previously published material will be considered, and your submission can be part of a longer work or a work-in-progress.

E-MAIL submissions to: Due to security concerns, attached files will not be opened. Include an introduction or cover page and the first five pages of the work in the body of an email

Or … MAIL the entire manuscript to: Jessica Page Morrell, P.O. Box 820141, Portland, OR 97282-1141.

All submissions must be double spaced and written in 12-point font. Poetry can be submitted single spaced. Entries will not be returned, but you will be notified if you work will not be included in the anthology.

Include a cover page that includes your name, phone number, e-mail and mailing address, the title of the work and word count.

Number all pages and include the title in the header on each page.

Submit also an updated bio (50-200) words.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2007


Sue Richards

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Breast Views Blog: Breast Cancer Fund

I subscribe to a very good e-newsletter from the Breast Cancer Fund. According to the About Us page on their website they have this to say about themselves.

"In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Fund identifies - and advocates for elimination of - the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. Founded in 1992, the Breast Cancer Fund works from the knowledge that breast cancer is not simply a personal tragedy, but a public health priority that demands action from all. "

Consider signing on so you can keep informed about PREVENTION too.

Sue Richards

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