The Reroute
The Reroute
Mar 24, 2021
Ep 9: Taking On the Taboo of Breast Self-Exams w/ Betsy Nilan
Play • 42 min

Have you ever done a breast self-exam? Before talking with our guest today, we hadn’t! Betsy Nilan, president of The Get In Touch Foundation — a non-profit that raises awareness and educates about breast self-exams — is teaching us about the who, what, where, when and why of this life-saving skill. On this episode, Betsy is sharing about the inspiring woman behind the Get In Touch Foundation, problems impeding education about breast self-exams, and how YOU can be empowered with the tools you need to perform a breast self-exam (it’s so easy!).

We’re diving into:

  • Betsy opens up about how her mom’s life-changing breast cancer diagnosis revealed a void for breast self-exam education and awareness
  • How sexualization is holding up breast self-exam education in schools
  • The problem with monetizing and marketing breast cancer awareness
  • Simple ways Betsy and her siblings honor their mom
  • Why the Daisy Wheel makes it EASY to complete a monthly breast self-exam
  • We dig into the systemic problems women (especially women of color) face advocating for their health
  • The challenges of taking over as president of The Get in Touch Foundation after her mom’s passing
  • Amazing advice on being yourself and doing what’s true for you
  • An inspirational shout-out from Betsy
  • And so much more!

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