Category Archives: Advocacy

Young Cancer Patients as Future Leaders in the Global Knowledge Economy

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Hyped and humbled about publishing my first sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. I am immensely grateful to my mentors and colleagues for their feedback and encouragement that made this contribution possible. I hope that my scholarship will one day improve the life of a young person facing the devastation of a cancer diagnosis. […]

CNN Got My Embodied Research Covered!

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Honored and humbled to contribute both my embodied research and personal experiences with cancer technologies in this CNN story by Susan Scutti. Congrats to Teen Cancer America on their 2017 Global AYA Cancer Congress success. I’m looking forward to 2018, when our global squad will meet in Sydney, Australia, to keep working on better outcomes […]

Black Cancer Girl Magic

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It’s #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth. Young people, Black people, and women people get colorectal cancer too! I’m honored to ink this laugh-cry-laugh-cry story of Chellese Parker and Iman Perry to tell you how it is… The fact that their table was the only one with a grip of cancerous people of color (POC) at CancerCON, made me ask […]

My Cancer Framily – Jo Ann Madigan

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Happy birthday, Jo Ann! You mean way more to me than any peak into our story can say, but here ya go anyway…  Stepping out from the bone marrow transplant clinic at UCSF into the jam of bodies crisscrossing Parnassus Avenue, there was only one thing on my mind – everything. Should I just get back […]

Stayin Woke with “We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation”

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Was this really just one week ago? As the horror of the 45th president unfolds each day, the punishment of being forever banished to a high-risk health insurance pool due to my cancer history brews thicker on the horizon … along with many other personal fears. I’ve been looking back on these photos of protest as […]