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TOP 10: Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery

Angelina Jolie Illustration: NY Times/Michela Buttignol

Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery: nytimes.com–3/24/15–Illust. Michela Buttignol

TOP 10: Changing the World One Step at a Time

Katrina Kenison blog on Changing the World

Changing the World One Step at a TIme: Katrina Kenison–katrinakenison.com–9/16/13

TOP 10: My Medical Choice by Angelina Jolie

Drawing for Angelina Jolie's Op Ed on Breast Cancer by Loren Capelli

My Medical Choice by Angelina Jolie–nytimes.com–5/14/13–Drawing: Loren Capelli

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Sharon Blynn Proves Bald Is Beautiful

Sharon Blynn

Photo: Robin Emtage

By Stacey Gualandi

When Sharon Blynn was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2000, she was a vibrant music executive living in New York City…and she was only 28 years old.

“One of the most profound teachings has been about learning to truly love myself at my deepest core.”

It was a devastating life-altering moment followed by three years of treatment and the demoralizing loss of her hair. She bravely shaved her head and eventually conquered this silent disease. Now eight years cancer-free, the actress and model chooses to remain bald.

Sharon Blynn

Sharon at Revlon Run/Walk--Photo: Brad Ross/2008

In 2003, she created baldisbeautiful.org to redefine beauty and dispel the stigma of hair loss from cancer. As a result, Sharon inspires survivors and caregivers throughout the world. She is this month’s Revlon Role Model in an advertisement in People.

Sharon has a powerful message, and after meeting this one-woman ovarian cancer-awareness-advocate in person, it was easy to see her beauty, both inside and out… [Read more…]