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Jun
04

I am standing with my hands on my hips while he is busy staring at me. I am naked waist up. He has a camera. A real nice professional, looking one. There is back ground screen and a metal stool that spins. It’s a small room with dim lighting; the camera flash fills it with lights briefly. It’s just me and him. I, a modest and stressed-out woman, raised in a very modest culture. He, a man holding the camera. His coat, the white coat, however makes this scene appropriate and marginally tolerable. Read More

The Guest Room
May
08

Sometime I feel it’s unfair, unfair that any mother should have cancer, for it’s her disease but the most punished are the kids by this stroke of fate. Some of them then have to negotiate the world motherless, some with mothers that aren’t the same any more, some empty yet determined shells of who they were. Read More

The Guest Room
Apr
28

I walked into the restaurant, found Kathleen and pulled off my hat. She looked at me, speechless. “Rapunzel,” she finally blurted out. Not a funny story in and of itself. Except my hair was barely a centimetre long at the time — hardly the long, flowing locks of legend. It was one of my first public forays “au naturel” — which for me meant no wig, no hat and no headscarf. Yes, this is a story about breast cancer. About illness. About losing your hair. But mostly, it’s about friendship and feeling lucky. It’s about an incredible group of women whose shared laughter has become, for me, one of the most beautiful sounds on earth. Read More

The Guest Room
Oct
10

“To meet people who were in the same situation and receive so much support, love and information ... it was amazing!” said Andrea Magalhaes of the very first BRA Day in 2011. Andrea is one of many women across the country that BRA Day has touched, and with BRA Day 2014 just around the corner, we felt Andrea was an excellent person to ask to share her experience. Read More

The Guest Room
Aug
27

In today’s Guest Room post, we want you to meet Nalie from Nalie.ca as she shares her hair re-growth story. A vibrant Montreal vlogger/blogger, she was diagnosed with breast cancer at twenty-four. “Like a lot of us in our twenties, I had big plans… and right now I have to sacrifice a lot to get back on my… Read More

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The Guest Room
The Guest Room
Member since
Mar 27, 2014

Welcome to The Guest Room, a place where we welcome guest posts from around the web. We will feature posts from writers with established blogs of their own, and we also welcome our community members to share your story with us. Whether you’re a woman with cancer, a spouse, a friend or family member, please send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to tell us a little bit about you and what you’d like to blog about and we may feature your story in The Guest Room.

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