About

Writer. Dreamer. Social Media Type. Music lover. Part-time ballerina. Northerner On loan to London. Lifestyle blogger. Trying to find the funny side of getting a breast cancer diagnosis at 26.

I’m fashion fan with a penchant for polka dots, a beauty lover who’s a fan of a quick fix, a foodie with a tendency to eat out too often and a travel fiend who stays stationary far more often than I’d like.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 7th July 2015 at the age of 26. I decided to blog about it to raise awareness of breast cancer in younger women – and to get as many women as possible to check their chebs on a regular basis. I’ll be keeping you abreast (ha ha) of all of my treatment over the next year.

Boobs aside, you’ll find all things fashion, beauty, food, travel on this – another lifestyle blog from a twenty something Londoner.

If you’d like to get in touch you can drop me a line on alicemaypurkiss@gmail.com

In January 2016, I won the Bloggers’ Lounge Lifestyle Blogger of the Year!

In July 2016, I was named as one of the UK’s best cancer blogs:

Live Better With Cancer Award Blog

2 thoughts on “About

  1. Allegra says:

    As a stage IV breast cancer patient, I’m bemused by the strapline “Bossing Breast Cancer”. Did I and all the other terminal patients not boss ours? Or maybe there is no bossing involved and you just sit back, receive the treatment and hope it works. I hope you never have a recurrence and cancer is behind you for good. But spare a thought for us who are less fortunate. We wanted to survive too. We stayed positive. We did all our treatments, just like you. But we will die from it. There is no bossing of breast cancer.

    • alicemaypurkiss says:

      Hi Allegra,
      Thank you for your message. I’m sorry to hear you’re bemused by this expression. I spent three years in Liverpool at uni and this is a scouse expression I picked up during my time there.
      I am grateful every day that I found my cancer early and often think of others who have been diagnosed with stage 4, such as yourself. I certainly don’t think that you haven’t “bossed” breast cancer – in fact I think you, and others in the same situation, are bossing it every day by defying it.
      Wishing you all the best for the future xx

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