Our Faultless Stars: What John Green Got Wrong

So I finally did it. I read The Fault in Our Stars, easily once of the most beloved novels by one of the most beloved novelists. I didn’t read it earlier because I feared that my own cancer story would make me biased. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to give it a fair… Continue reading Our Faultless Stars: What John Green Got Wrong

A Free Lesson on How to Talk about Disease.

Hello. I have some thoughts. Recently we learned that Senator John McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a very serious form of brain cancer. This was probably the first time a lot of people in this country heard about the seriousness of glioblastoma. The first time I heard about it was 2014. I was in radiation… Continue reading A Free Lesson on How to Talk about Disease.

Representation Matters for the Diseased, too.

So something kind of amazing happened the other week. I’ve been rather vocal on the twitters and what not about the portrayal of people with cancer. I'm up to fucking here with the cancer patient dies to teach everyone to love life trope #fuckcancer #ownvoices — Ally Ally Oxenfree Pre-order GHOST GIRL! 👻 (@AllyMalinenko) May… Continue reading Representation Matters for the Diseased, too.

Better Luck Next Year is officially for sale!

The writer Joanna C Valente said that “A trauma is a funeral for one; there is no one to mourn you but yourself. The coffin is empty, since you are still alive, but you must fill it with something, and that becomes your former self.” Or it becomes a book of poems. Better Luck Next… Continue reading Better Luck Next Year is officially for sale!