For as long as I can remember, I have needed external validation for just about anything that I do. When I was in school, I always wanted to be the top of my class. I would come home with an 86% on a math test and my mom would jokingly say 'Where's the other 14%' because she knew that I wasn't happy with only… Read More
This past year has really changed my perspective on a variety of aspects of my life, one being the definition of beauty. I don't feel beautiful anymore and cancer has a lot to do with that. When I think of a beautiful woman, I picture Beyoncé or Scarlett Johansson or my mom and all of these women have… Read More
So often we hear about how awful our healthcare is and it’s not hard to find someone who bitches about his/her job, employer, or co-workers. Well, I’m here to sing a different tune. Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 26 years old has certainly turned a few heads. When I told my family doctor about the… Read More
I’ve written about what I call 'cancer etiquette' a few times now and although I have learned to expect that people will tell me about how many family members or friends that they know who have died from cancer, I just can't get used to some things that people say. From the beginning, I have heard the… Read More
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2011 @ 26 years old. Breast cancer does not run in my family; further proof that cancer doesn’t discriminate.I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. I want to get my story out there so other young women know that they are not alone. I have been blessed with an incredible support system and I would love to pay that forward.