When I was growing up, I wanted to adopt, because I was aware there were kids that didn't have parents.
I was of the generation where most of the Disney princesses and female characters were not girls that I admired. They just weren't characters I looked up to and identified with.
I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren't there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in.
Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live.
David Alan Basche