Guest Post: Wookies Girl

If you use Twitter on Wednesdays, you may notice more avatars of cleavage than normal. Don't worry, it's just boobiewed.

Boobie Wednesday works to remind women and men about breast cancer awareness on a weekly basis. I can not tell you how much I admire these women for taking the time to educate and keep the fight against breast cancer on the forefront of every one's mind. Once a year is not enough.

Without further ado, my friend and a driving force of boobiewed, Wookiesgirl.

I’ve been asked to write about a very important subject for you. Breasts.


Not just my breasts, although I could talk about those all day. I want to talk to you about all breasts.

Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? It’s the time of year you will start to see all sorts of consumer merchandise suddenly sporting the pretty pink ribbon that represents Breast Cancer. You’ll also see nationwide races and walks to raise money to help find a cure. One of the most popular is the Susan G Komen 3-day.

Another fund raising site helps raise money to fund mammograms: www.thebreastcancersite.com

There are many sites and organizations out there doing their part to raise awareness and fight Breast Cancer for men and women.

Twitter has also become an avenue for people and organizations to bring about awareness. For over a year now I’ve been participating in the weekly Twitter event known as #boobiewed or #boobiewednesday. When you add either of these two (what Twitter calls) hashtags to your tweets, it becomes a searchable link.

Every Wednesday women and men put up various avatars sporting either bare chests or cleavage. Some are actual pictures of the Twitter user, some are pictures of models they’ve found attractive, but either way it catches the eye, which , in turn, captures the attention. The question is asked: What is #boobiewed? And then, the awareness begins. I am very proud of my breasts and I am happy to display my cleavage if it helps bring awareness.

If you look up the @boobiewed Twitter page, you will see that the bio mentions a bunch of crazy Twitter chicks having fun and making a difference. They also post to Facebook and Myspace. These women have hearts of gold, and I have become personally acquainted with one of the founders, @shimmer418. She is strong, smart, and talented. Her goal is to make a difference by bringing about awareness.

They have a website as well: www.boobiewednesday.com. The site is in place to educate and encourage men and women to do regular self breast exams. They also invite cancer survivors, family members and supporters to send in stories to be posted on the site. It’s another wonderful way to help educate people.

I’ve recently started helping out the ladies of @boobiewed. This month I wrote a blurb in regards to October being Breast Cancer Awareness month and gladly sent them pictures of my cleavage to display along with the post. We ran a contest to pick two new hashtags for the month of October. #Tatatober and #Knockertober were the winners.

I’ve also started taking the night-shift on their Twitter account and re-tweeting posts and information to the Twitter population. I am honored to be of service to @shimmer418 and the rest of the team. Thank you, @boobiewed team, for allowing me to be a part of your wonderful cause.

Although I’ve not personally had Breast Cancer, I do know a handful of women who have. Last month, a close friend was diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She also opted for reconstruction. She is a strong and beautiful woman, and she has an incredible attitude. I’m hoping to encourage her to write her story so it can be posted on the site. Another close friend found a lump and was diagnosed with Breast Cancer a few years ago. She had the lump removed and is currently cancer free. I’ve spoken with her recently about writing her story for the site.

Breast Cancer is not biased. Until there is a cure, no one is immune. If putting up a picture of my cleavage helps bring awareness, I am happy to do it. If it encourages you to support in your own way, even better. Not everyone approves, and that’s okay. It takes a lot of courage to put a picture of your cleavage or bare chest up, for hundreds, possibly thousands, of people to see. Some are fake breasts, some are real breasts and some are reconstructed breasts after a mastectomy. I commend the men and women who do this weekly.

Like I stated above, I’m proud of my breasts. It’s my way of giving back and showing my support to the wonderful women in my life that have fought and are currently fighting this disease.

Remember lovelies, regular self exams are the key to early detection!

A big thank you to Lynne Roberts for asking me to write this guest post for her blog. It’s an honor and a privilege that I don’t take lightly.


Love to you all,

WookiesGirl

4 comments:

Helen Hardt said...

Always a worthy subject! I just got my reminder in the mail that it's time to schedule my annual mammogram. If you're over 40 and haven't had one yet, call your doctor and get one scheduled :).

Posey said...

I keep forgetting to do my self exams. I need to be smacked.

Caroline Clemmons said...

Admirable post. Thanks for keeping awareness up.

Lynne Roberts said...

Helen, I had my first mammogram this year, and you know, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be!

Posey, have Charles do it for you!

Hi, Caroline. Wookiesgirl, and all the members of boobiewed, go to great lengths to keep us aware! Thank you for stopping by!