"Fear is darkness, and education is light." -Wendy Chioji Episode 10 of the Intersection of Cancer and Life features Wendy Chioji, a freelance television producer, six-time Ironman, and triathlete, who has tackled everything in her life, including her three cancer diagnoses, with the same motto: "Just say yes." Wendy's first round with cancer came in … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 10: Wendy Chioji
Episode 9 of the Intersection of Cancer and Life features an incredible guest: Dana Donofree. Dana is best known as the founder and creator of AnaOno, a lingerie company specifically for women navigating breast cancer. I first met Dana in the spring of 2018 at the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Metastatic Conference in Philadelphia, PA, … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 9: Dana Donofree of AnaOno Intimates
Episode 8 of the Intersection of Cancer and Life is a special episode for me - at the time it airs, it will have been a year since my diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. In this episode, I talk with Abigail Johnston, a fellow lawyer, mother, and metastatic breast cancer thriver. Before cancer, Abigail was … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 8: Abigail Johnston
Episode 6 of the Intersection of Cancer and Life features Emily Hopper, the mama, artist, advocate and breast cancer survivor behind alternative breast cancer awareness apparel brand, EMPOWERHAUS. She is also the founder of Flatties Unite, the popular Facebook group for women living with fewer than 2 breasts. Emily was diagnosed with stage III triple … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 6: Emily Hopper
When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I thought my world had ended. I think back to the young woman lying on the cold table, undergoing a breast biopsy, sobbing into her hospital gown. I was afraid I was going to die. When I received my metastatic diagnosis several weeks later, I wandered around … Continue reading Will It Get Better?
Over the summer, Christian and I attended a beautiful wedding- the first trip we were able to take alone together both since my breast cancer diagnosis and since Felix was born. As we sat in the dappled afternoon sun, listening to the voices of two of our close friends pledging their vows to each other, … Continue reading In Sickness and in Health
Episode 4 of the Intersection of Cancer and Life features Robin Browne. Robin is 31 years old, a stage IV breast cancer survivor, and a regular contributor to Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls website. She's also the cohost of the podcast “That’s the Spirit” and is fascinated by all things spooky and dark. She has one … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 4: Robin Browne
On episode three of the Intersection of Cancer and Life, we have Marianne DuQuette Cuozzo - an artist, mother, three time cancer survivor, and most of all, a dreamer. Marianne was first diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 28, as a newlywed, and was told that she could never have children. She felt very alone, … Continue reading The Intersection of Cancer and Life, Episode 3: Marianne DuQuette Cuozzo
Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life, a podcast about what happens when cancer, and life, put you on the road you never expected to travel. On this podcast, I talk to survivors, thrivers, and supporters about what life really looks like with cancer - the good, the difficult, and sometimes the really ridiculous. … Continue reading Welcome to The Intersection of Cancer and Life!
Today, October 13th, is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. However, for me, every day since November 28, 2017, has been metastatic breast cancer awareness day. Each day, I live with metastatic breast cancer, and it permeates almost everything I do, from medication timing to dietary restrictions, to talk of medical bills to future vacations and … Continue reading Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day