When I was first diagnosed, the prognosis changed my life for it exposed me to the privilege of ignorance. Ignorance about the importance of breast cancer awareness. Ignorance of the effect breast cancer has on women. Learning that I may have to undergo a mastectomy made me realize how much I identified my feminity, my […]
Today is Father’s Day. I’ll be honest, I had no freaking idea. Thank God for social media though, my news feed has been flooded with compliments, words of admiration, remembrance and love for fathers everywhere. It’s nice to see ‘the other parent’ celebrated. I’m a believer in giving praise to one to encourage good behaviour. I […]
I’m one of those people who find it easier to write when there is an allure of sadness around me. There’s something about the feeling of helplessness that gets my creative juices going. When I used to write poetry (many eons ago), I was always the girl that wrote about a broken heart, or a […]
“My momma always said life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”. –Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump When you get sick and get better, that’s supposed to be the end of the matter. For me, it was the beginning. I found myself suddenly thrust into the spotlight due to […]
I thought this chapter of my life had ended after learning that my cancer had gone into remission. It hasn’t. It’s difficult to be touched by death, brought back to life, and forget the other women who have experience or are experiencing the trials I underwent. I have therefore started a company called the Lumps Away Foundation to raise money to provide locally made prosthetics for women who have undergone mastectomies.
That is is the title of my very first recorded song. (Yay Linda!) I’ve always loved music. I sing in the car, in the shower, in the kitchen,….if I’m not singing I have music playing. Recording a song is something I always wanted to do. It’s one of those things that I told myself that […]