In a June 9, 2015 Cosmopolitan interview, Bald Fat & Crazy author Stephanie Honsford explains why she decided to defy her initial doctors, where she found support for a situation few women will ever face, and how she hopes her book will inspire others to seek out a second opinion when it comes to navigating a cancer diagnosis while pregnant.
Now I just think whatever raises awareness, whatever raises funds, I’m all about that for sure. I do think that there is a bit of “pink-washing” sometimes. Having the color pink represent breast cancer all the time, I think makes it lose some meaning, when everything has a pink ribbon on it. But I have a pink ribbon on my refrigerator, I have a little pin. I’m definitely more personally accepting of the whole pink ribbon now. But it took a few years, actually. It took a while to really know I was going to survive the whole thing, definitely be on the other side of it, and know I was going to be OK before I was confident in putting up the ribbon. Maybe that’s just me.