When you see a commercial for anything to do with breast cancer, there’s a good chance the women in it will be white, says advocate and breast cancer survivor Ericka Hart.
“Breast cancer can happen to anybody, so you want to be seen in advocacy campaigns,” Ericka says. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer when she was just 28 years old, living in Brooklyn and about to get married to a woman. She advocates for African-Americans, and others who find themselves underrepresented when it comes to breast cancer awareness. “Black people die from breast cancer at faster rates than white people, and that has nothing to do with black people and a gene or anything like that. It has everything to do with us not existing in advocacy programs,” Ericka says.Read More