Tag Archives: breast cancer

Lonely | By: Ashley Blair Doyle

My name is Ashley. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 28 in January 2012. I live on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia with my fiancé Mike and two crazy felines. I have been sharing my cancer recovery … Continue reading

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Journaling: Pains Migrate Out Through My Fingers Onto the Paper | By: Leslie Sinclair

“I love drawing,” wrote Leslie Sinclair. “It feels like some of the pains migrate out my fingers onto the paper.” During her chemo and radiation treatments for breast cancer, Leslie found journaling not only therapeutic, but as she writes in … Continue reading

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Put a Lid on Plastic Waste | By: Tracy Peltier

This hand-sewn piece is made from 100% plastic trash including plastic lids, produce bags and  thread from strips of plastic produce bags. My concept was that nature sprouts from a base of plastic waste–green stems and leaves open up to … Continue reading

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Eight Words, Thrown Like a Punch | By: Vivian Harris

First, I learned that cancer is not stealth. It arrives with a bang, not a whimper.  With the power of eight words, thrown like a punch, delivered through Facebook to my hotel room across the country where I sat, alone, … Continue reading

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Possibilities | By: Judy Sloniker

Her left breast my left breast my daughter’s left breast The left being closer to the heart (than the right) After my first diagnosis, I was constantly searching for the cause, the symbolism. The breast, from which I fed my … Continue reading

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Growth Series | By: Susan Olds

Growth Inside | Susan Olds Susan Olds is an art historian, curator, and artist, who works in mixed media and fabric collage. She describes her work as “narrative with a humorous edge.” Her art has been shown at the Up … Continue reading

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From Shoe Designer to Author & Illustrator

Where had her cancer come from? I wish someone knew! I secretly worried could I catch it too? –Luca in Chemo Cat Cathy Nilon studied shoe making at Ars Sutoria in Milan, Italy. She spent years circumnavigating the world, designing … Continue reading

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