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Anna Musky-Goldwyn is a screenwriter currently in the graduate writing department at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a degree in creative writing.

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Samantha Harris's Battle With Breast Cancer: Know Your Body, Protect Your Health

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 4:42 PM

World Champion tennis player and female athletics pioneer Billy Jean King said, "Self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion." The idea of a champion can change day to day. Sometimes it's quite literal -- you win or you lose. But sometimes it's more abstract -- when...

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The 'Breast Cancer Gene': Knowledge Is Power

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 11:54 AM

Mother and daughter. This is a very specific, very important, and sometimes very stressful relationship. If I think about all the tense moments my mother and I have had, well, there's too many to count (many of them in my dramatic teenage years). But there are also times of extreme...

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Jason Katims, Breast Cancer and the Get In Touch Foundation

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 5:07 PM

"Get in touch with your body." This is the message of the Get in Touch Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating young girls and boys about breast cancer and body awareness. There is a stigma around cancer -- any kind of cancer. We don't want to talk about, we sometimes...

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Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Dr. Nalini Chilkov and Dr. Kristi Funk

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 10:34 AM

As I started thinking about these profile posts, I found myself having very different reactions to the stories of the patients and the stories of the doctors. They are all touched with the same task: to beat cancer. However, one would not exist without the other. It is a different...

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Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Angelique Pitney

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 6:07 PM

One night a couple years ago Angelique Pitney -- actor, mother, charitable force -- sat at her computer. It was late, very late. She was up doing a lot of thinking, as she had been frequently since she was diagnosed with breast cancer. As many of us do when we...

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Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 10:40 AM

About two months ago, I felt like a lot of people my age do: stressed out and somewhat useless to the world. I had tried to feel like I was changing things, volunteering places, helping out as much as a could, trying to find a charitable release from the extensive...

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What Did You Expect?

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 11:37 AM

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So my writing partner and I have been writing a meta sort of screenplay recently, a movie within a movie kind of deal. Our character has a line in her script in the story: "What did you expect?" We thought we were being...

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Self-Made Men and Their Happy Place

(1) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 7:25 AM

In the early 1900s there were a handful of men who saw something -- a movie. These men were mostly Jews from Europe who grew up in the fringes of society and were never 'supposed' to make it out of the rather bleak conditions they grew up in. However, they...

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A Little Bit of Diana Nyad in All of Us

(5) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 9:04 AM

I know it's a bit late to be commenting on Diana Nyad's cross-ocean swim, but watching the coverage of her finish a couple of weeks ago put me into a tailspin of thinking about athletics, and more specifically women and athletics. I grew up an athlete my entire life. Although...

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What an Arts Education Meant to Me

(2) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 8:45 PM

I recently started volunteering at an LA-based non-profit called P.S. ARTS that brings funded arts education to various Los Angeles public school districts. Art classes in school have always felt like a very special and necessary thing and with all of the cuts we see these days around the country,...

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In Defense of Mornings

(1) Comments | Posted June 1, 2013 | 5:16 PM

Last night I woke up around 3:00 a.m. and couldn't stop scratching several bites occupying my body. I stayed up for the next two hours finding more and more bites, trying to sedate myself into slumber and hunt for whatever this culprit (mosquito? spider? flea?) was. Leaving my own well...

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What Coachella Taught Me... Besides That I Don't Look Good in Crop Tops

(2) Comments | Posted May 2, 2013 | 3:51 PM

Two weeks ago I made the typical migration of many LA residents under the age of 30 and drove through some windfarms into the desert for Coachella. The first time that I went to the festival two years ago I was completely in awe of the little world it creates...

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A Day Without Joy is Just That

(3) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 8:22 AM

I was sitting at a Starbucks -- just me, my computer and some tea. I glanced around to see an elderly woman with her (I'm assuming) granddaughter, two men dressed to the nines, a handful of baristas cleaning up to close for the night. Time passed, I read some stuff,...

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When Things Go Well

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2013 | 6:29 PM

I remember when I first started reading the news. I was in high school, desperate to feel like an informed individual who had far more intellectual capacity than I actually did. I scoured front pages of news websites, hacked my parents' New York Times subscription, and tried to feel progressive...

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