Cancer doesn’t care what color your skin is, but there is a perception that black people don’t need sunscreen as much as our Caucasian counterparts do. Not true at all. The melanin in our skin provides some protection from the sun’s UV rays, but smart bellas should use sunscreen every day to protect against melanoma.
Skin cancer is often diagnosed late for people of color, which can make treatment difficult.Â Click here to educate yourself.
Fitness Magazine is interested in doing a story about the fact that skin cancer affects women all shades of beautiful. Yesterday I was contacted by Holly, a senior editor who asked me to post a request on behalf of the magazine. She’s working on a story, and is looking for Afrobella readers.
So without further ado, here’s Holly — “I’d love to locate a black woman who has had skin cancer who would like to share her story and be photographed for the magazine. The only catch is that the woman would have to be in the New York area (CT/NJ/PA) as so she could get to the photo shoot which is scheduled for next week. Age does not matter in the least. You can have potential candidates send me their name, age, location, summary of their skin cancer story, and a photo (not for publication) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
So are you a skin cancer survivor? Would you like to share your story, educate readers, and be featured in Fitness magazine? Holla at Holly, and let me know if this works out for you! I sure hope it does. I’d love to also feature you on Afrobella, so drop me an e mail at email@example.com.
I have another shot at fame for you bellas coming up this week. Stay tuned! And I know, I know — I made a promise yesterday. Afrobella of the Month will be posted by the end of today. For real.