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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.

Putting Yourself First – From Selfishness to Self-Awareness

‘This is about you.’ ‘You need to put yourself first.’ ‘Be kind to yourself.’ Who hasn’t heard this and dismissed it entirely? I know I used to always snigger when it came up in the yoga videos I’ve been doing for years (sorry, Adriene). I was always taught to think of others. Be kind to […]

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 […]