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Art Therapy

Out of Reach

This piece by Alisa Lehman reflects her feelings about the ubiquitous pink ribbon campaign, from the perspective of someone with a metastatic disease.
October 2017 Vol 3 No 5
Alisa Lehman
Glen Ellyn, IL
Out of Reach

Out of Reach is a piece that describes my feelings about the ubiquitous pink ribbon campaign, coming from the perspective of someone with a metastatic disease. Especially during the month of “Pinktober,” the cheerful slogans, such as “Save the ta tas” and “I kicked cancer’s a**” often leave patients with stage IV disease feeling left out and ignored by the mainstream. Many people are not aware that we will never finish treatment or be declared “cured.” This figurine can’t quite reach the string of pink ribbons hanging above her head.

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