The Malignant Ginger

I'm Jojogingerhead, a 31 year old artist & musician based in Brighton (UK) satirically documenting the highs and lows of my secondary triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. Trying to see the light in a dark and scary situation without using the words fight, battle, journey or survivor.

No make up (or eyebrow or eyelash) selfie

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Sadly this year’s no make up selfie isn’t a choice.

It was about a year ago that I posted a photo (see below) to Facebook in a tongue in cheek piss take of the ‘no make up selfie’ craze that was supposedly raising awareness for breast cancer.

No make up selfie from 2013.

My Facebook status: “Here is a photo of my no make up selfie for the dare to bare campaign that is taking Facebook by storm (I will donate the money on payday). Although I am baffled to why a ‘no make up selfie’ would raise awareness of breast cancer, surely it would be more productive to share a diagram of how to check ones breasts or listing symptoms?”


I was just pondering how funny it is that my ‘no make up selfie’ this year very much does resemble a pig now that my eyebrows and eyelashes have fallen out! I now realise why we need eyelashes having spent the past month with sore, swollen, itchy eyes that stream rivers of tears if I even look at my make up bag.

One Comment

  1. Nicole
    September 24, 2014

    Not sure which I prefer 😉

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