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Girlfriend's Guide to Breast Cancer

DJ BREAST CANCER

A Podcast on Tina's Breast Cancer Journey, a "Girlfriend's Guide" to Breast Cancer.

Tina's story must be told.  She has lived the breast cancer journey both as the survivor and the daughter of one.  Tina knows both sides of the story.  She has been the ears that have heard, the eyes that have watched, and the hand holder.  She too has been the body that has been sick, weak, and worn.  Her soul has come forward with unyielding optimism about her own future and that of her fellow survivors.  Through her experiences, those affected by breast cancer will find inspiration that they too can hope for a promising future that will wipe away the pain of the past, replacing it with joy and gratitude.  Sit back and listen in to her inspirational Podcast debut, DJ Breast Cancer.

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Melanie Penn Previvor & Artist

Melanie Penn is my first previvor guest on DJ Breast Cancer. Melanie was only 4 years old when her life was impacted by breast cancer with the diagnosis of her mom. In fact, her life has always had this lingering effect of did she too carry the BRCA gene that her mom carried. When tested at the age of 25, she realized she did carry the gene and an extremely high potential of contracting breast cancer. Melanie and I both have a very close relationship with our mom’s (both survivors). I can’t speak to their relationship entirely, but we chatted about how our mom’s are our rocks, they were our listening ears, and just “got it”. Melanie‘s mom after her own breast cancer, later prophylactically removed her other breast, resulting in both a survivor and previvor situations.


Melanie is a gifted artist and uses her artistic abilities to give back to those impacted by breast cancer and other life changing situations. Her artwork helps take back the narrative and features outlines of strong women with bold words and colors. Her artistic style was utilized in NYFW for metavivors on the runway.


Please check out our full talk on my Podcast DJ Breast Cancer, Season 3 Episode 2! ❤️




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