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Suggested Reading: Angelina Jolie Pitt’s ‘Diary of a Surgery’

Although I’ve written a Suggested Reading‘s post for two of my favorite magazines (Bitch Media and Fast Company), I’m going to start sharing my favorite articles, books, and magazines more often. Most of my reading is done online, so expect that I’ll mainly be sharing pieces from The AtlanticJezebelSlate, and Salon.

This week I’d like to share Angelina Jolie Pitt’s opinion piece from The New York Times titled Diary of a Surgery. In the article, Jolie discusses her decision to have a mastectomy after discovering her likelihood to develop ovarian cancer, based on her family’s history.

“I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family. I know that my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.'”

I commend Angelina Jolie for bravely sharing her story with the world. After hearing about her battle with cancer (from her mother’s diagnosis and eventual death, to her recent mastectomy), there are certainly women who will take note and make cancer screenings a priority at an early age. As an advocate for women’s health, Angelina Jolie is courageously honest in sharing her story.

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