Building New Identities

How Breast Cancer Helped Make Me The Writer I Am Today

The day my mother gave me a journal to help me cope with my grandmother’s suicide undoubtedly changed my life forever. That seemingly benign gesture when I was ten years old, laid the groundwork for my life as a writer. Following this continuum, and after a serious health crisis, I became riveted to make a decision which went against my character and one which I never thought I would do. My cancer journey began in mid-2001 when I was called back to the hospital for a repeat annual mammogram and eventually diagnosed......

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