Don't get me wrong I love pink, women's solidarity, activism and health. But what I don't like is all the Pink Washing that is associated with this month.If you have heard of the term Green Washing where companies like BP have commercials of children running through fields to reflect sustainability. Well Pink Washing is that equivalent in the Pink Ribbon industry. I recently found the film Pink Ribbons Inc. that showcases all the misconceptions behind the Pink campaigns. From the overly optimistic outlook, to the profit of pink product promotions, right down to the root of environmental factors that are linked to causing cancers. It is an insightful and informative documentary that all should watch during the month of October.
I have known for a while the harmful effects of day to day products. Thank god for my activist speech teacher in college who first started to open my bubble to these kinds of awareness. Since then I have been looking at many alternatives. Once of which is alternative personal care products. A section that the documentary touches on mid way through, which I feel is the most important as it a way to prevent. And since "Only 3-5% of all money raised for Breast Cancer Research goes to prevention," (Quoting the documentary) you may want to pay attention.
I found out that the aluminum in deodorant is actually linked to cancer. When women shave there arm pits in the shower and immediately get out and put this toxic deodorant on, it has a fresh way into the skin and possibly the blood stream. Not only that but many of the conventional cosmetics have lead, formaldehyde and petroleum in the products which all link to cancer. Check out the website Skin Deep to see safety reviews on personal care products.
What's not spoken about in the documentary is another amazing prevention aspect that is to not only a way to clean up your environment and what is goes into your body but also a way to clean up your emotions. Taking a look at the spiritual aspect is worth while. Spiritual science is gaining popularity and legitimacy. The frequency/ energy of pent up, unresolved emotions are linked to disease/ DIS EASE. To ease your energy there are many energetic techniques such as EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, sound healing, Reiki Energy, and prayer with which can help you to look at and forgive these unresolved emotions. I am a practitioner of these modalities and will be giving discounted session for October for people who have read this blog. If you or someone you know would benefit from reading this blog please share it with them! Check out my healing site and contact me to book a session.