Saturday, October 31, 2009

Disability and Breast Cancer Awareness

Today, Women's Magazine spotlights women living with breast cancer.

In the first half hour you'll hear a documentary on Grace Paley, poet, writer, activist and social critic who died of breast cancer at age 84. Paley's short stories, which were rich with everyday dialogue, often chronicled the lives of women—generally Jewish New Yorkers. The Grace Paley documentary includes a contrast with young poet Ra Goddess. The documentary is produced by Reggie Johnson, with co-production by Deepa Fernandes and Matt Rogers.

In the second half of the show, we'll share a portion of a documentary about breast cancer from an African American perspective.

And, of course, you'll hear Jovelyn's World and the weekly calendar of events. The stories of African American women living with breast cancer comes from WABE's program Journey to Wellness. Today's show is hosted by Jovelyn Richards, the calendar compiled by Yvette Hochberg, and produced by Safi wa Nairobi.

Listen to the show.

1 comment:

  1. I am three years out , still in reconstruction phase, but cannot get the energy level up to exercise. The weight I gained seems to be coming off a little now. But I need to exercise and it feels like the mind is willing but the post cancer fatigue is dragging me down, working 40 hrs and keeping up with 2 kids is all I can manage . any suggestions?
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