Show me your warface, girl!

*WARNING*: This post will definitely contain at least one sweary word. It will however be in a context that I reckon nobody could argue with.

I don’t know about you guys, but cancer makes me really mad. I mean, who does it think it is? Strutting around, casually ruining people’s lives. Taking our loved ones away. Forcing people to become meth cooks. (Just started watching Breaking Bad. It freaking rocks).

Anyway, my point is that if cancer was a physical entity, we would all beat the hell out of it. In fact, when I asked for feedback on my 2012 Race for Life campaign, there was one particular message that everybody remembered and could relate to. In fact, I reckon if you took our journey with us last year, you probably know what message I’m referring to.

Photo on 18-04-2012 at 15.57


“Because fuck cancer” is a message that everyone can get on board with. The swearing might have seemed a little over the top if we weren’t dealing with such a gigantic asshat. Alas, we are.

In fact, the official Race for Life campaign this year is going along a very similar, albeit more socially acceptable, line. Race for Life 2013 says “Cancer, we’re coming to get you”.

Thoroughly cool.

And as part of their campaign to show cancer that we are strong, independent women who don’t need no, er, cancer, Cancer Research UK have started a little competition.

Show me your war face walrus

Angry walrus hates cancer.

This is a really awesome way to get involved in the Race for Life if you don’t have the time to race or the funds to sponsor. You can still take a few moments to throw cancer your warface, and show it that we are not afraid.

All you have to do is click on this link, take a photo of you giving cancer your best warrior pose and upload it to the Facebook page.

The person with the best pose will gain the title of Official Race for Life Warrior 2013. Who doesn’t want that title? You can insist that people refer to you as “the Grand High Warrior”, or “Your Royal Badassness”, or “Khaleesi”. Also, your pose will become an integral part of the Race for Life CANCERSLAM. (More details on this super mysterious event to follow). We are slamming cancer. That’s all I can say for now. If I told you more, I’d have to kill you.

Without further ado, I present to you my conquest for Grand High Warrior Princess 2013.


Look at the rage in those eyes. Be afraid, cancer, be very afraid. And I’m not alone!

Pyjama ninja Sophie will fuck cancer's shit up.

Pyjama ninja Sophie will fuck cancer’s shit up.

Even if you don’t submit an entry yourself, do click on the link and have a look at the submissions. It is really, incredibly heartening to see so many strong women giving the finger (although none literally doing that…YET) to cancer. Besides, there is a plethora of adorable tiny warriors to feast your hungry ovaries on.

I feel like that sentence was a bit weird. Let’s forget that happened.

Cancer makes so many of us feel weak and powerless. It even makes some of us feel less like a woman, or less like a man. For everyone who has ever felt less like themselves because of cancer, I’m sticking the fingers up.

Kids, violence is never the answer. But sometimes, you gotta kick some ass.