When Sonya starting losing her hair during cancer treatment, she found herself experiencing pain when wearing wigs. So she decided to make her own head wraps that were comfortable and stylish, which is now her thriving business, StyleEsteem. On this episode, she shares her inspiring story of how her entrepreneurial spirit was nourished during her cancer healing process.
Jenna was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer at a very young age, which led her to start a blog so she could share her experiences with her friends and family. As it grew in popularity, Jenna felt drawn to do more, which is how her foundation Twist Out Cancer was born.
Remember the I Love Boobies saying that became popular a few years ago? That all started thanks to Shaney Jo, founder of Keep a Breast Foundation, which is dedicated to helping spread breast cancer awareness among young women. Listen to her inspiring story!
When Bianca Muñiz was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer at the age of 11, her life was turned upside down. Then, at 22, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Music has always played an important part of Bianca's life, but now, as a performer, her music has gone beyond supporting her own healing process and touches others too. You can listen to some of Bianca's music on this episode of Real Women Real [...]
When Pamela's sister Louisa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, they both became instant advocates, which led them to found T. E. A. L. What started as one walk has become a non-profit serving women with ovarian cancer and their families, while helping to spread the word about the signs and symptoms and advocating for an effective screening.
When Shannon couldn't find an ovarian cancer community to connect with after her diagnosis at a young age, she decided to start her own. That's how Teal Diva was born. All month, we'll be sharing the stories of amazing ovarian cancer survivors (and their allies). Shannon's story is the first in this inspiring series.
Diagnosed with breast cancer at just 27, Dana's life in the fast lane of the fashion world came to a screeching halt. But her experience inspired her to use her talent and passion to help other survivors, which is how her lingerie company AnaOno was born. She has dedicated her life to inspiring other women, and reminding them to "feel the beauty, feel like you."
When Sylvia's idol, and then, Aunt died of breast cancer, she decided to dedicate her life as an ally to the underserved Black breast cancer community, from writing a book to showcasing amazing images of breast cancer survivors at museums, even starting her own publishing company. See how being touched by cancer as a family member can inspire someone to support the community.
What started as just another visit to an aesthetician turned into 2nd degree burns and an idea for a product for Suzanna Sinatra. But when she was diagnosed with cancer, Suzanne realized her invention, Private Packs, could help a whole lot more women.
Marquina was a busy mom when she got devastating news: a breast cancer diagnosis. But what she did next, tapping into her background in competitive air guitaring, helped her (and many other women) get through treatment. Now, she is sharing stories of other survivors in her new book, Tough.