Surfing the net this evening, I'm struck by the number of images there are of white women with breast cancer compared to black women. While it may be true that in the Western world, more white women are diagnosed each year with breast cancer than black women, according to a recent study, Black British women are often diagnosed at an earlier age with the disease, it is more likely to be triple-negative - which means that their tumours are not oestrogen, progesterone or her2 sensitive and there are therefore fewer treatment options available for them, and it is more likely to be aggressive. They are more likely to die from the disease and at an earlier age. Scary. Most scientists would point to obvious contributing factors like poverty, lack of education and biological differences as reasons behind these sobering facts. I've just keyed in 'black woman' and 'breast cancer' and 'blog' just to see if there might be any like-minded individuals out there in a similar situation to me. There doesn't seem to be much, apart from lots of worrying articles about African-American women being diagnosed at an advanced stage and lots of triple-negative references. I wonder why there are so few resources which cater for us. There is obviously a need. I'd love a website that specialised in afro wigs for alopoecia and chemotherapy-induced hairloss. Not sexy subjects I know, but it might make this journey just a bit easier. I'd like someone to tell me how I make sure my wig stays on my head if I have no hair. I'd like beauty and make-up tips that cover how to deal with patchy eye-brows and skin discolourations. But beyond beauty, I'd really like to connect to a community of women who might have had a similar upbringing and sense of cultural identity as me. I'm sure they must exist out there and will keep on looking until I find some. I'll keep you posted.