Friday, 15 August 2014

Dear Diary #2: 'Boob Chat'

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know I am a little keen about finding out about charities/events/promotions all to do with awareness.

Today I am going to try and briefly chat to you about Boobs. Everyone has them, for women they are often perceived as a 'sexual object', and can make or break a woman (and I am presuming occasionally a mans) confidence depending on shape or size.

I always try and buy something relevant to a charity, and what I mean by this is if a jewellers or brand releases something in connection to a charity, I always try and get it, as I think its such a nice idea and keepsake, and also a nice way of acknowledging a charity.
Recently I painted my nails a nice summer pink colour (Tanya Burr's 'Be Bright, Be Happy, Be You), where I reminded myself of a campaign for Breast Cancer a couple of years ago, known as Pinkie Pink. Women (and men!) could paint their baby fingers with a colour specifically from Nails Inc to help raise awareness of the charity.

Anyway, it wasn't until I checked my instagram to see that Tanya Burr had posted her #2Fingers2BreastCancer selfie and saw that not only the nail polish I was wearing was a campaign colour, but also a new campaign had arisen and I wanted to jump on the band wagon.

As mentioned, I said I was going to talk to you about boobs- and to be more precise Boob worshippers?! There are many celebs who openly talk about their private experiences with diseases and cancers etc, but in my opinion, not quite like Dawn O'Porter. Some of you reading this may know I love that woman anyway, but I also love how she isn't afraid to talk about the things that we maybe thinking or questioning in our minds.

As well as organising fundraising events for breast cancer charities, she released a book entitled 'The Booby Trap' in September last year, where she had collected many a story or poem from celebrities and icons in order to help raise money for breast cancer charities.

Realising that this blog post now seems a little long, I now want to talk about Coppafeel, a charity that the easiest thing to say is LOVE. I had briefly heard of the charity before Kris' documentary aired on television, but it didn't really hit me until I saw the documentary, and that's when I knew that I wanted to work with the charity one day. (but that's waaaaaaay in the future.)

Coppafeel has a free service where it sends text messages to anybody who signs up to the service reminding them (or a loved one!) to check your boobs, whether you be male or female. It is crucial, potentially life saving and will literally take a minute of the day.

Link to text messaging sign up:

I think I will leave it there for now, especially as I have typed the words breast/boob so many times in the past 15 minutes I am going a little crazy.

I hoped this post has helped one/some of you, a I mentioned I am trying to steer clear of beauty based posts a little bit because of how beauty based July was, and this is more of what I want to do in the future.

Beki xx


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