Episode 21: Beyond the Pink Ribbon with Emily Garnett
Emily Garnett is a former college swimmer and elder law attorney turned stay-at-home mom to her two-year-old son. She was also diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in November of 2017. Believing in the power of one’s own voice, she began blogging about her cancer and treatment as a way to foster community and educate others.
In this episode, Emily discusses re-evaluating the healthy/sick and happy/sad binaries, what she hopes to achieve through social media advocacy, and her own breast cancer-oriented podcast “Beyond the Pink Ribbon.”
- How Emily applies her skills and resources as a lawyer to advocate for herself and others struggling with breast cancer.
Creating a record for Emily’s son so he may better understand this side of his mother when he’s older.
Emily’s personal mission statement—advocacy, education and understanding—and exploring how her philosophy took shape.
Looking past the raw numbers of cancer statistics and at the daily reality of its effects on people.
Moving away from viewing cancer as an adversary and taking ownership of every aspect of your body, including sickness.
The empowering reasons Emily has chosen to share her diagnosis with her two year old son.
Emily describes how she allows herself to feel vulnerable in a safe, constructive way.
How Emily’s husband and son play roles in her daily treatment and routine.
Tearing down the emotional binary and viewing “happy” and “sad” as feelings that can coexist and reinforce one another.
Finding humor in cancer for how very difficult it can be.
BEYOND THE PINK RIBBON
Emily's Blog and Podcast
EMILY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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