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I am woman: redefining womanhood after breast cancer

My womanhood had nothing to do with the hair on my head. The removal of my breasts did not subtract from the sum of my womanhood. In fact, breast cancer taught me just how much of a woman I really am. READ MORE

 

055Cancer Ever AFTER

I always find myself trying to find the balance between not letting breast cancer define me but knowing the diagnosis has undeniably been a defining moment in my life. READ MORE

 

 

IMG_3823[1]What’s Going on With Mommy?

My boys were 9 and 2 at the time of my diagnosis. Thinking about the battle ahead scared me, but the thought of my children seeing me sick scared me even more. In their eyes, I was supermom.

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I believe that we are all most effective in the areas that we have been the most affected. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28, it was devastating. However, I’ve taken that pain and that experiencLM Feature: Monisha Parker | Lawyers Mutual

I believe that we are all most effective in the areas that we have been the most affected. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28, it was devastating. However, I’ve taken that pain and that experience and I’ve used it to help others and to pursue my passion and walk in my purpose. READ MORE

 

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WRAL TV interview: Breast cancer patient, 28, looks to inform and inspire

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Brown Girl Table Talk Podcast

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IMG_4119“You’re so strong: ”: The Truth About Breast Cancer & Strength

You’re so strong. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard those words. How many times I’ve nodded, smiled and replied, “thank you,” (even when I didn’t feel that way). I’ve often taken those words as more of a challenge than a compliment. Those words often caused me to feel as though there were a standard and an expectation I had to live up to. I wanted to be as strong as everyone thought I was. READ MORE

 

211(Un)Pretty in Pink: The Truth About a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October is the time of year when leaves begin to turn from lush green to hues of orange and red. It’s also the time of year when businesses “go pink” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a breast cancer survivor and someone who has watched both my mother and grandmother battle the disease, I find myself with mixed emotions when it comes to the flood of pink products and promotions that come along with the month. READ MORE