BY Madison N Nunes
in Eat Me
on Apr 10, 2015
Here are some irresistible drinks from our gals at SpeedRack that are definitely meant for summer nights and good times:
Created by Ivy Mix, Co-Founder, Speed Rack
Muddle 2 2" sections of celery in .75 oz simple syrup
.75 oz lemon juice
.5 oz fino sherry
1.5 oz plymouth gin
dash pernod absinthe
Preparation: Shake, fine strain into a Collins glass, top with soda. Garnish with a cucumber slice.
Garnish: Cucumber slice. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on May 28, 2014
It’s (almost) officially summer: school is out, days are hotter, days are longer, and people are shopping for bikini season. One important group of women that is consistently left out of our annual haul of Memorial Day bikini sales and Victoria’s Secret summer catalogs are breast cancer survivors.
According to the World Cancer Research Fund, almost 1.7 million women were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, making it the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on May 21, 2014
According to The American Cancer Society, the chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36. They also predicted there to be approximately 40,000 deaths from breast cancer in 2o14.
These numbers are scary. As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, and a woman with a family history of the disease, the presence of these statistics looming around the internet are all the more frightening. Read More
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A few weeks ago, we featured a powerful group of photographs of a breast cancer survivor bearing her beautiful body as a means of encouraging women (and men!) around the world; sadly, the woman was criticized for her near-nudity, causing her to lose over 100 Facebook friends. As a culture, we are surrounded by images of naked, overtly sexualized women, and yet honest portrayals of brave women battling this illness and others are considered to be profane or wrong. It’s about time that changed. Read More
Alongside the topless portraits of young women under 40 years old who have survived breast cancer, the words “breast cancer is not a pink ribbon” speaks volumes.
Fashion photographer David Jay shot the series of large-scale portraits, titled The Scar Project, to give an often-unseen look at the women who have battled early onset breast cancer, and who bear the scars to prove it.
The project gives a face to the thousands of women under 40 who are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, as well as a glimpse inside the reality of the disease. Read More