Kristina Klebe

Baby Steps: Why My BRCA Diagnosis Made Me Freeze My Eggs

There’s a saying that goes: “You can’t choose your parents, but you can choose how you deal with them.” I would add, “You can’t choose the genes you get from your parents, but you can choose how you deal with them.” In an article I wrote recently, I spoke about testing positive for the BRCA gene...

Against the Odds: BRCA2 Positive But Keeping My Breasts

I was laying alone in a foreign country in a foreign bed when I found out I had tested positive for the “breast cancer gene,” or what most of you probably know as “what Angelina Jolie has.” It’s September 2013 and I’m at the Toronto International Film Festival promoting my film PROXY and I have...

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