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Breast Cancer: Is it in your genes?

More than a year ago, Angelina Jolie revealed in a heartfelt letter to the entire world that she’d had a preventative double mastectomy because she carried a genetic mutation that increased her risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. You may not know this, but genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations has been available in Lebanon for almost 5 years now at select hospitals and clinics within Beirut. With interest in it recently increasing (Angelina no doubt played a big role in this), more and more women are now asking about it. What do you need to know before considering the test? Find out more here.

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Lebanon is #24

Last October, Conde Nast Traveler released its Readers’ Choice Awards and Beirut, Lebanon made it to #20 on that list, outranking even Paris, Barcelona and Venice. But being on international lists isn’t always a thing to be proud of or to celebrate, especially if that list names the 50 countries in the world with the highest breast cancer rates.

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Social Media Strategies with Eastline Marketing

Have you ever wondered how something - a message, a picture or a video - goes viral on social media? Have you ever shared a link and thought to yourself: ok, this campaign started all the way in South Paolo but how did it reach me here in Beirut? As part of my Social Media internship at One Wig Stand, we had a specialist from Eastline Marketing come in to provide a presentation on Social Media Strategy customized to the NGOs work. Find out more in this post!

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Dances Within.

This piece is dedicated to a breast cancer patient who revealed her thoughts and feelings with me the night before her mastectomy. Her exceptional perseverance during her sickness inspired many around her and filled them with hope. In writing this, I hope to succeed in translating all that she felt that night here.

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