Smashing Sterotypes: the damaging way the media portrays people with cancer

Last week I was on the Victoria Derbyshire show discussing how the media portrays young women with illness. The discussion was following the publication of a controversial article by Cosmo. A woman's journey through numerous unrelenting health issues including cancer was documented, and how she had been gaining control and learning to love her body again by … Continue reading Smashing Sterotypes: the damaging way the media portrays people with cancer

Self Care: so much more than being healthy

Self-care, not to be mistaken for ‘self-love’ (a common mistake of my male friends) is: ‘actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness’. Sounds fab right! As a young adult on treatment for a tumour it is certainly … Continue reading Self Care: so much more than being healthy

There is a Light: Brightlight, issues affecting young adults with cancer

There is a Light: Brightlight is a production based on new research, the first of its kind, which is a 5 year nationwide study looking at the experiences of 1100 young adults through cancer. The production was performed by a mixture of actors and people who have had cancer in the past, and it was beautifully … Continue reading There is a Light: Brightlight, issues affecting young adults with cancer

International Women’s Day: the taboo subject of women’s bodies #BeBoldForChange

Happy International Women's Day! I wanted to honour this wonderful day by writing about uteruses and periods, because for most people this is still an uncomfortable and awkward subject. 51% of the world have a womb, a vagina and periods. Yet God forbid anyone talk about it! As a woman with a gynae tumour, society's attitude … Continue reading International Women’s Day: the taboo subject of women’s bodies #BeBoldForChange