Be able to say you’re privileged and become an accomplice for change

breastofus.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/For-the-Breast-of-Us-Our-Accomplice-Guide.pdf The above link will take you to a one page guide to helping women of color, who are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, due to disparities In socioeconomics, racism, and access to healthcare because of the two aforementioned reasons. This, to me, is as bad as choking the… Read More Be able to say you’re privileged and become an accomplice for change

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Turning Isolation into a Gift of Giving

Why does anything that seemingly brings joy or comfort feel like a luxury since my metastatic cancer diagnosis? I’m truly not one to just let opportunities for fun and friendship go by and there’s no depression happening either chemically in my brain or circumstantially. No one could blame me for feeling depressed either. But it doesn’t describe how I’m truly feeling nor how all this is affecting my emotional well-being.… Read More Turning Isolation into a Gift of Giving

Days of Futures Past

I try to follow the old rule “fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.” But there’s not a one of us who can honestly say we’ve not gone back for more foolishness given instances of grief, love, passion, obsession, and even hope. What makes us continue to go back for more chemotherapy falls into this category. There’s no instance of chemotherapy being the cure of cancer. But we’ve seen success with it over the course of our disease. It’s not foolishness but hope that dries us to swallow the pills, be injected with or being lasered with by the very things that cause cancer.… Read More Days of Futures Past