One of this year’s more shocking pieces of news comes from Angelina Jolie; someone who is no stranger to making headlines. The actress and mother, who’s been out on hiatus from acting since 2011, revealed in May, 2013 that she had undergone a double mastectomy surgery in order to prevent herself from ever developing breast cancer. In a personally written New York Times article, Jolie wrote that she had discovered that she had roughly a 90% chance of contracting the virus, so she underwent a series of surgeries, which took 3 months to complete. The article was graphic, but very inspiring. Jolie encouraged women to take control of their lives and their health like she did. It’s an aggressive procedure to get your head around, but we applaud Jolie for her boldness in undergoing the surgery as well as sharing about so specifically.