This is a beautiful post we share from a blog by a Pakistani lady about writing on and experiencing breast cancer, especially coming from a specific ethnic background where talking about this is not a very easy task. read it and share!
Courtesy of Breast Cancer Journal Blog:
"To write about breast cancer, I need to be able to write about, well, my breasts. I need to bumble through the awkwardness to find words for my complicated relationship with this part of my body. I remember a life before breasts, a childhood where I thought if only I refused to drink milk, the obscene things would never grow on me. This logic i.e. “drinking more milk=breasts” had roots in easily overheard conversations in a house full of pregnant/lactating aunts and mother. “The more milk you drink, the more milk you’ll make,” I remember my grandmothers’ advice to one aunt or the other as they hid their feeding infants behind dupatta-tents.
Breast Cancer Journal: http://whencancerhits.blogspot.ca/