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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.

If You Are Doing Something, You Are Doing The Right Thing

Switching point of views for a second. I have spoken at length about my experience of cancer as a patient, because that is what feels the most true, the most raw. That is what I need and want to get off my chest, that is where I feel my experience could help others. But there […]

A Number Is Worth a Thousand Words

I have always liked numbers. I hate maths, do not get me wrong – but numbers themselves are comforting. Counting makes sense. Keeping track makes sense. I like to see numbers. Work out how many days, how many hours, how much time I spend doing this or that. And when I am particularly anxious, when […]

Silence or Indulgence

I have struggled to write in the last few weeks. Struggled to let my fingers fly on my keyboard, struggled to let my feelings and thoughts become public. I feel like I have two choices. Staying silent. Not bothering anyone. Maintaining the status quo. Keeping face. The alternative feels like indulgence. As if by allowing […]