April Stearns: Finding purpose and community through pain
April Stearns was 35 years old when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, shortly after having her daughter. Through the traumatic events that shaped her life since cancer, she found escape in storytelling, not just her own story; but being an avenue for other women "too young" to get breast cancer.
Four years later, April launched Wildfire Magazine, a publication specifically written by and for women in similar circumstances. In this episode, April talks honestly and openly about the emotions she experienced after her cancer diagnosis; guilt, fear, grief, and the unpredictability that comes once one enters "cancerland." Cancer has fundamentally changed April's life, and she is not afraid to talk about all the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes with such a life-changing diagnosis.
You can follow her on Instagram.
The show's launch co-creator and producer Aisha Chowdhry edited and produced this episode.
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