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the cancer poetry project

Words to Relate To: The Cancer Poetry Project

SECOND CHANCES(excerpt) by Tracy Rothschild Lynch Richmond, Virginia It isn’t enough to be handed your life, delicate as an encyclopedia page, for you to protect. You are expected to make something of it too. Craft it, fold it, bend it, shape it. Shape it up. You tell yourself that again, and again, and yet again.... Read More »
courage unmasked

Courage Unmasked

Art encompasses enormous vision and Cookie Kerxton has created art with a most unlikely, and often loathed object, a radiation mask. Diagnosed with vocal cancer in 2008, Kerxton underwent 28 radiation treatments, which involved immobilizing her head with a porous mesh mask affixed to the table. It was during her treatment that she became aware... Read More »
pink tutu project

The Tutu Project

A man in a pink tutu. Unexpected, revealing, a gift. For Bob Carey, it is a tribute to his wife Linda’s power, beauty, and spirit in the face of breast cancer. Eleven years ago Linda was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. A few years later, it re-occurred. Some husbands would head for the refrigerator,... Read More »