After Alexia’s diagnosis of HER2 positive breast cancer, at the age of 29, she has been dedicated to helping others going through their own breast cancer diagnosis.
I want to make a positive impact on the world
I’m a 32-year-old wife and mother of 2 children, and a breast cancer thriver. Having lived in Los Angeles for most of my life, I moved to London a few years ago. I would describe myself as a resilient and passionate individual who is committed to making a positive impact in the world.
My personal and professional experiences have shaped my perspective on life, and I believe in using my platform to raise awareness about issues that matter to me. I love spending time with my family, travelling, and laughing until my belly hurts. I also enjoy good food, and listening to music and podcasts that inspire me to learn and grow as a person.
I was diagnosed at the age of 29 with HER2 positive breast cancer
It was a difficult and life-changing experience, but it also inspired me to make a difference. I realised that there was a lack of comfortable and accessible clothing options for cancer patients during treatment. My experience of this, and realising other people would be experiencing it too, led me to start my own accessible clothing brand, Porto&Bello, focused on providing comfortable clothing for cancer patients during treatment. I’m passionate about creating clothing that not only makes people feel comfortable but also empowers them to embrace their unique beauty.
I believe it’s important to raise awareness about breast cancer, and the impact it has on people's lives
Getting involved in wear it pink felt like a way I would not only raise awareness, but also show that there are ways to feel confident and beautiful during and after treatment. Wear it pink has a fun energy that shows that not all things 'breast cancer' need to feel sad and dark, but rather we can shine a light on the real person behind the diagnosis.
I'm interested in advocating for better healthcare and early detection
Wearing pink in October is important because it helps raise awareness about breast cancer and encourage early detection, and it supports research efforts to find a cure.
If I could give people 1 piece of advice about their wear it pink event, it would be to have fun and be creative. Wear it pink events are a great way to raise awareness about breast cancer while also having fun with friends and family.