The Future is Ours, Let’s Plan It: Surviving Inflammatory Breast Cancer Five Years Later

On Facebook this week many of my friends and acquaintances were sharing their photos from a production they performed in, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I wasn't a part of the local theatre back then, but I remember thinking, why didn't I go see this? It looked amazing, the costumes and the lighting were all... Continue Reading →

It’s Called Humanity

President Obama marching on the 55th Anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" in Alabama. I look at this photo, and I see a truly honorable and decent human spirit. I see hope. I see resilience and strength. And in 2020, 55 years later, why are we still having the conversation around race as if it is somehow... Continue Reading →

What If

What if you did something completely contrary to the acceptable path? What if you followed your bliss?

My Silent War Within

I needed to be told how much pain I was in. Apparently it wasn't self evident. I needed to have it pointed out to me that I didn't ever make eye contact when speaking to another human being. It was explained to me that I never allowed anyone to just witness my vulnerability ever. I... Continue Reading →

No Apology for Reflection

I am done hiding behind shame and self-loathing. It was never my fault, but healing is my responsibility. Learning to see who I am, accept myself and love myself is a journey. Learning to accept the love and help from those who love me will be my biggest hurdle yet. But I won't be silent... Continue Reading →

My Breasts Have Battle Scars

Yesterday I had a message request from someone on Facebook. It was a woman who had found me through a blog I wrote years ago about having Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC). Her best friend had recently been diagnosed and she wanted to know what my experience was. Three years later, the answer to that is... Continue Reading →

The Battle for Choice

There was a time I wore the red tape across my lips and prayed for the unborn. There was a time I believed stringently that abortion equaled murder. There was a time I believed that issues surrounding reproductive issues was black and white. I don't believe that way any longer. I personally could never endorse... Continue Reading →

While America Laughed

The news broke today that actor and comedian Bill Cosby had been found guilty of sexual assault against ex-basketball player Andrea Constand. At 80 years of age, and after a long life in the spot-light, Bill Cosby's final years will be spent behind bars. Over 60 other women have come forward over the years to... Continue Reading →

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