Today on International Women's Day, let's own all aspects of ourselves as women proudly - all the wonderful nuances, complexities and sometimes contradictions that make us who we are. Whole. #ca34 #breastcancer #BRCA #internationalwomensday 📸: @kylemonk 
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“I do have this identity and history of personal experiences that inherently embody a lot of contradictions. I’ve ridden on Air Force One and in a ‘G ride.' I’ve used a black Sharpie marker to color in the chips on the heel of my boot before walking to work in the West Wing." Alejandra Campoverdi is a former Obama White House staffer from Los Angeles. She’s been a poor kid surviving on welfare, a reality show contestant, a Maxim model in skimpy lingerie, a Harvard graduate, and a groundbreaking first-ever deputy director of Hispanic media at the White House.

Two years ago, she learned that she has a genetic mutation, known as BRCA2, that means she is extremely likely to develop breast cancer, the disease that took the lives of her grandmother and great-grandmother, and nearly took her mother’s. She inherited the grit of those three Mexican American women, but they also bequeathed her a gene that could kill her.

Now, she's running for public office for the first time -- and facing down the threat of cancer.

#IWD #IWD2017 #internationalwomensday

Photo: Kyle Monk/For The Washington Post
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  • acampoverdiToday on International Women's Day, let's own all aspects of ourselves as women proudly - all the wonderful nuances, complexities and sometimes contradictions that make us who we are. Whole. #ca34 #breastcancer #BRCA #internationalwomensday 📸: @kylemonk
    #Repost @washingtonpost ・・・
    “I do have this identity and history of personal experiences that inherently embody a lot of contradictions. I’ve ridden on Air Force One and in a ‘G ride.' I’ve used a black Sharpie marker to color in the chips on the heel of my boot before walking to work in the West Wing." Alejandra Campoverdi is a former Obama White House staffer from Los Angeles. She’s been a poor kid surviving on welfare, a reality show contestant, a Maxim model in skimpy lingerie, a Harvard graduate, and a groundbreaking first-ever deputy director of Hispanic media at the White House.

    Two years ago, she learned that she has a genetic mutation, known as BRCA2, that means she is extremely likely to develop breast cancer, the disease that took the lives of her grandmother and great-grandmother, and nearly took her mother’s. She inherited the grit of those three Mexican American women, but they also bequeathed her a gene that could kill her.

    Now, she's running for public office for the first time -- and facing down the threat of cancer.

    #IWD #IWD2017 #internationalwomensday

    Photo: Kyle Monk/For The Washington Post

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