A slow walk into the amazing now

“A slow walk into the amazing now: How a day with a sick friend brought me back to my senses.” By Ann Lamott, Salon.

Barbara was the executive director of Breast Cancer Action, the bad girls of breast cancer, a grassroots advocacy group with a distinctly bad attitude towards the pink ribbon approach. Susie was . . . → Read More: A slow walk into the amazing now

Barbara Brenner, Breast Cancer Iconoclast, Dies at 61

“Barbara Brenner, Breast Cancer Iconoclast, Dies at 61.” By Denise Grady, The New York Times.

Barbara Brenner, who led the group Breast Cancer Action and shaped it in her own combative image, pillorying the medical establishment, industrial polluters and even other cancer research advocates, died on May 10 at her home in San Francisco. She . . . → Read More: Barbara Brenner, Breast Cancer Iconoclast, Dies at 61

In Honor and Memory of Barbara Brenner

Barbara Brenner (1951-2013)

Barbara Brenner was 41 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, a diagnosis that led the lawyer and activist to join the board of Breast Cancer Action, a grassroots advocacy organization in San Francisco started by women with breast cancer. A year later, she became the organization’s first full-time . . . → Read More: In Honor and Memory of Barbara Brenner