Mammograms — a Lifesaver or Modern Torture Device?

The trials and tribulations of life with tits

L.L. Kirchner
Fourth Wave
Published in
8 min readApr 23, 2024

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white woman against a stone wall
A still from the Julia Child documentary, Julia, showing Child with a snippet from her journal documenting the day her left breast was removed.

In 1983 during my junior year of high school, we were assigned a “how-to” speech. For some reason, I thought it would be hilarious to demonstrate how to make cookies using pre-made dough from a tube (a sensation that had only recently hit store shelves and which, at the ripe age of 16, I saw as a sign…

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L.L. Kirchner
Fourth Wave

I write entertaining stories that sneak up on you. Florida Girls, my new novel, comes out May 28! Stay abreast of it all at IllBehavedWomen.com.