“Good morning, Helga.” That’s how comedian Suzette Simon greets her wigs inside her Chelsea apartment.
Wigs are a big part of Simon’s routine since losing her hair to chemotherapy — her comedy routine. “It’s less a wig and more like a Chewbacca toupee,” she jokes.
Simon has been using humor to raise awareness about breast cancer since she was diagnosed with the disease in January 2020. She posts on social media, chronicling everything from chemotherapy to her double mastectomy during the pandemic.
(Courtesy of Suzette Simon)
She uses the handle to raise awareness about health disparities for Black women, who are more likely to die from breast cancer than white
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