I’m not sure where October has gone. Actually, I take that back – for me, it’s been lost in the haze of writing. Last year I blogged about pink lightsabers to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve been pondering how to bring the message back to the blog this year, but couldn’t find the right angle. Knowing this is an important topic, I figured the answer would appear. I just had to trust in the Force.
Sunday night Jaime King, who posed last year with a pink lightsaber for Stand Up 2 Cancer, tweeted an important reminder: “Tell the women you <3 to get a mammogram #breastcancer.” I couldn’t have said it better.
I still want pink lightsabers in Star Wars, but even more my wish is that women have the best chance of beating the disease. I’m getting my mammogram this week. Fangirls, have you gotten yours for the year?
Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com and for Star Wars Insider magazine.
In her spare time, Tricia puts the finishing touches on her first novel, Wynde. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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