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Archive – 2024

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How, as non-binary, I navigated my breast cancer diagnosis

When I learned I was diagnosed with breast cancer I was scared and disoriented. My whole life was derailed and my future became really unclear. I felt betrayed by my body. Being non-binary, I’ve had to fight with the label of having a "woman’s cancer" and being perceived as a woman in medical spaces and support spaces. 

June 5, 2024 | by Michelle Butterfield

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How I Navigated Cancer as a Nurse While Enriching My Spirit

LGFB is something that benefited me immensely when I was a patient. I truly believe that the LGFB workshops are the reason why I kept going. They gave me the strength and courage I needed to manage my journey as well as I did. The workshops were something to look forward to.

May 10, 2024 | by Tania Amardeil

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Meet Sout

The decision to shave her head, steeped in cultural significance, became a moment of liberation for Sout. It connected her with family across borders and anchored her to her roots. Attending a LGFB workshop also became an empowering moment in her journey.

March 28, 2024 | by Tania Amardeil

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Going Through Cancer as a Teenager

Doing a Look Good Feel Better workshop helped me feel a lot better. I loved not just playing with makeup – I love getting to express myself in that way – but also getting to meet other people who had cancer.

March 21, 2024 | by Tania Amardeil

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Supporting Others by Sharing My Healing Journey

It has been a long road to recovery, and it hasn’t been easy. But I’ve found ways to soften the journey and to process what I’ve gone through. 

Feb. 2, 2024 | by Tania Amardeil

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