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I am frustrated by the lack of an explicitly feminist discourse on BRCA mutations and the absence of an explicitly feminist BRCA+ support network. I often feel out of place within the HBOC community, which seems to suffer from the same problems with pinkwashing and relentless optimism as the larger breast cancer community. There must be other BRCA+ feminists out there, but I haven’t found them yet. I hope that with this blog some of them will find me.

twitter handle: @theriskybody


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  1. A feminist analysis is always welcome. Thank you for bringing it to disease. I tested negative for brca but am part of the 15% that are genetic but not traceable just yet – my sister and I both have ovarian cancer.
    I wonder what immunotherapy has to offer brca folks who want more options than surgery.
    Marcy Westerling

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