In the first chapter of my life, I was an award-winning ballerina, living an embodied life. In the second chapter of my life, I was an award-winning computer scientist and marketing executive, living in my head. Now, following a life-altering cancer experience, I am seeking to integrate my mind, body, and heart, and the multidisciplinary knowledge I gathered along the way.

During my cancer journey, I became aware of a distressing gap in understanding the needs of cancer patients I had not seen before –– and the unintended suffering it adds to the cancer journey. It inspired me to use my skills to give voice to the million voiceless cancer patients suffering in silence. Through writing, advocacy, and the use of new technologies, my objective is to bring to light the unseen needs of cancer patients, to empower those who care to address them. Cancer is a black box few people understand unless they’ve had cancer themselves. I hope that this blog can be a resource for medical caregivers, friends, and families of cancer patients, and anyone who wants to better understand the human experience of cancer. Thank you for your interest in my writing and work.