Do You Know Your Breasts? Watch This Video

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Breast health and awareness is SO important, and we’re going to be doing more in-depth coverage on preventative measures you can take against breast cancer and just overall ways to maintain healthy breasts. But for now, we wanted our first post to be an invitation to get to know your breasts better.

According to the Breast Health Project, the American Cancer Society stopped recommending breast exams and now recommends ‘breast awareness’. On the Breast Health Project Website, you can learn to understand and become familiar with your breasts differently, and take care of them through breathing, movement and energy exercises, as well as lymphatic breast massage. We highly recommend checking them out in more detail here.

However, we are also going to encourage self-exams, because even though they aren’t known to decrease breast cancer fatalities overall, they do allow you to be familiar enough with your breasts to notice unusual changes and report them, much faster than at your annual exams.

This great video below manages to challenge the stupidity of censoring women’s breasts at the same time, which is a win-win in our eyes. However, we have one small note: The video suggests a mammogram at the end; we instead are supporters of breast thermography as a safer method, despite still being contested by the mainstream medical community. But more on that in our future blogs!

Share with your friends and family as far and wide as you can! #freethenipple #boobsrock

Tala is currently completing her psychotherapy certification at the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program. Her passions include alternative knowledge systems and overcoming boundaries and blockages both within and outside of the self, and finding critical, holistic, conscious approaches to education.

She believes that encounters and explorations of tensions related to race, class, gender and colonization—in both old and new forms—can lead to healing and a greater awareness of the interconnections between self, ‘other’ and the environment we live in. She believes that looking at food from farm to plate and its role in environmental, communal/cultural and personal health is a pivotal way to do so.

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