In the summer of 2015, I learned that I had a uterine sarcoma, aka cancer. I was getting married that fall and hadn’t even turned 31. I was terrified and angry. However, I remembered a college professor’s insistence that writing was a way to not only communicate and explore ideas, but also to develop understanding within our own selves. So, having long been a writer of one form or another, I wrote.

I wrote and fought to maintain myself. I am a cancer fighter, yes. I am also a feminist, a supporter of equal rights for all people, an advocate for animals, a Christian, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend, and so much more (including a proud cat mom and nerd). I didn’t want to lose any of those identities.

My cancer is now stage 4. I still fight. I still write. If you’d like to read, please do. I don’t know where I’m headed, but I do know how I’m going.

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