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Eartha Kitt was a fascinating woman with an equally fascinating story. Born in 1927, Eartha Kitt was the product of a rape between a Cherokee woman and German-Dutch man. As a young girl Eartha went to live with an aunt, who she believed was her biological mother, in South Carolina until she was eight years old. When her aunt got married, her new husband did not like the fact that Eartha was too light complected. So she moved to Harlem to live with her biological mother, although she didn’t know it at the time.
From there, Eartha started performing in Harlem and went on to become a singer, actress and a cabaret star. Spending a good portion of her career in Europe, Eartha spoke four languages and sang in seven. Always reemerging at different points in her career, Orson Welles called her “the most exciting woman in the world.” While there’s no way we can prove that, Eartha definitely was an exciting woman. If you need any proof, check out the pictures of the starlet throughout the course of her lifetime.
The Associação da Luta Contra o Cancer is making sure young women in Mozambique get the message that breast cancer can happen to anyone with a new ad campaign using images of some of the most popular female superheros like Storm, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, and She-hulk.
The illustrations show the comic book characters performing breast exams and run with the words, “‘When we talk about breast cancer, there’s no women or superwomen. Everybody has to do the self-examination monthly. Fight with us against the enemy and, when in doubt, talk with your doctor.”
Wording above the images, created by Maisa Chaves, reads “Nobody is Immune to Breast Cancer.”
According to the Daily Mail, the association isn’t afraid to get creative in order to get the message out, previous ads made it appear as though spiders and cockroaches were living under the skin of women’s breasts as motivation to perform monthly self-checks.
What do you think about the superhero breast cancer campaign?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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