(16-04-25) Pink

Pink scarves.
Pink tie.
Pink suspenders.
Pink lanyards.
Pink pens.
Pink composition book.
Pink bracelets.
Pink water bottles.
Pink belt.
Pink clothes.
Pink sunglasses.

Today, i felt their presence.  All around that dusty, barren, devoid of hope, unpromising campus, i saw them.  I drew from their support, drew from their strength, drew from their subversive rebellion.

Pink Mondays started out as half a dozen of us in the Education department color-coordinating our clothes so that we would all match the pink wig i wore one day a week … the wig that i wore to raise awareness about breast cancer … the wig that Admin approved and then banned two weeks later.  Now, in just under two months, our clan-of-six has spread not only throughout our own department, but also expanded across the facility to include corrections officers, sergeants, security, and recreation staff.  To go through my 8-hour-day at a place that makes me sick to my stomach to even be there now and see so many employees giving me subtle, nonverbal encouragement to keep fighting is just … inspirational.  Today, i was truly inspired.

Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

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