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It’s DOCTA Jade Gangsta, If Ya Nasty

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On June 16, 2017, Malcolm dog and I walked in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs graduation ceremony at Royce Hall. I finished my PhD in Social Welfare! My dissertation was entitled, Occupied with Cancer: Trajectories of Employment/Education and Psychological Distress among Socioculturally Diverse Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients. When I began doctoral studies at […]

Radiation Fallout – 0 to 100 Real Quick

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You’re looking at the last of the brown rice crispies and bananas with almond milk – my dinner dumped out all over the living room rug. But pretty cool that I hung onto most of my scalding hot cup of tea. I’m here to tell you that if a grown-ass woman face plants, but there’s […]

3 Tips for When Christmas Sucks 

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It’s not lost on most people that the holiday season and all its purported merry-ness actually makes many of us feel some other type of way. So, I’m here to admit that despite my own contribution to Instagram glitter from Christmas happyland, this Christmas actually kinda sucked for me. Sorry, Instagram isn’t real. They lying […]

Fill Up My Solo Cup

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This weekend, I had my first alcoholic bevie in five years–ending an initially necessary, but subsequently unnecessary, self-imposed, nonsectarian period of abstinence. Here’s why … Five years ago, after getting news that I was in remission, I toasted my victory with a celebratory glass of Cabernet raised high. But shortly after I tossed back that […]

Kind Of A Big Deal–Houseplants

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Guest Blogger: @TheMalcolmDog on Instagram This orchid is kind of a big deal … and not just cause it cost us only $9.99 today, although that’s blog-worthy too. It’s the first houseplant that my human has gotten for herself ever since she got cancer–almost before I was born! Before my human got super sick, we used […]