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my life as a young feminist and survivor of womb cancer

A year after being first diagnosed with womb cancer, I realised that although I struggled talking about my feelings, I could write about them. From there came the idea of writing a blog, a collection of moments – some good, some bad, all of them honest – about my life as a womb cancer survivor and how it has affected me and those around me.

Writing for me has always been cathartic, and I hope that my experience will help others overcome similar situations, or understand what their loved ones are going through.

Happy Cancer Anniversary to Me

Cake, Candles and Confetti anyone? It was a grey Tuesday morning. It wasn’t cold, it wasn’t warm. It was one of those autumn days where it keeps drizzling down but taking your umbrella out feels like overkill. I was wearing lovely new fitted black chinos, a purple top, and a ring on my right ring […]

If I Could Turn Back Time*

It will have been two years this Friday since my diagnosis. Two years.  That is both an eternity and no time at all. My cancer diagnosis changed my perception of so many things, so many aspects of life I had always taken for granted – but none as much as time. I needed more time […]

Fertility and the Power of Saying No

Just a couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were talking about genetics – I can’t remember why or how it came about. At some point though, I blurted out ‘well, you know, my dad definitely has one blue-eye gene, so he might have passed it on to me, so I could technically have […]