One year ago I was starting out on this podcast journey, prepping to get Season 1 on iTunes!! Hard to believe what can happen in a year!! Ask any breast cancer survivor and we truly understand a LOT can happen in a year. Now I am getting ready to start Season 4 on January 29th! (And iTunes podcast was so last year! Apple Podcasts now!! 🤣🤣)
This season I have an amazing lineup of guests and I can‘t wait to shine a light on their stories. From authors to cancer app developer, from NY Knicks cheerleaders to genetic and nutrition counselors and coaches!!
Season 4 is also a season where I am stretching. I have my first metastatic stage 4 guests. I do think I shied away from stage 4 originally, not because I am afraid as much as I was concerned that I was the right person to share their story. Can I do their stories justice? Will I say the wrong term? Will I say the wrong things??
Cancer has taught me to live more boldly, use my voice, stretch myself. My friend Emily Garnett with her own Podcast, The Intersection of Cancer and Life had taught me so much about Stage 4 and that at many breast cancer conferences, they separate the early and late stagers. Understanding that there are SO many differences between early and late stage, this makes sense on many levels. However, there is so much that can be done in conversations to build the bridge between early and late stage. So much can be done to raise our voices and research dollars.
If anyone out there has any questions for this season or my guests or on the topic of metastatic breast cancer, I am happy to share with the guests and share with you.
i leave you today with a quote from Martin Luther King “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step“ All my love