Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

From time to time, YSC invites guest bloggers to share their knowledge, expertise and dedication to helping young women affected by breast cancer. Our guest bloggers come from the YSC community including young survivors eager to share their experiences with others, YSC Face 2 Face Network leaders and state leaders, YSC’s Research Think Tank or Medical Advisory Board, breast cancer community partners or our passionate volunteers.

Feeding Those Hungry Riders

It all starts with two pieces of bread. On one slice of bread, I use my plastic knife to evenly spread on the peanut butter and on the second slice, I apply the jelly.  I carefully place the two pieces … Continue reading

“She beat cancer by living life on her terms” Ishiuan Ku Hargrove: 1973 – 2016

My heart is breaking as I write this, my dear friend and co-captain of Team I RIDE 4 HER, Ishiuan Hargrove, passed away peacefully on March 19, 2016 at her “Utopia” aka her home. The impact she had on those around her was … Continue reading

Facing Metastatic Breast Cancer Together

Christopher and Jennifer attended the YSC Summit in Atlanta. As a co-survivor, Christopher had many doubts about whether he would fit in. Jennifer, on the other hand, had been looking forward to the Summit for months. She originally planned to … Continue reading

When Illness becomes Wellness

Every breast cancer survivor likely remembers the exact place and moment they got the news. In a time filled with unknown terms, treatments, surgeries and side effects, I can understand why the focus is on the illness. But when does … Continue reading

How To Eat & Drink Your Way Through Cycling

With March being Nutritional Awareness Month, I was invited to share some perspective on good nutrition as you train for your next big event. BACKWARDS BUILDUP I approach a big cycling event (or any physical event) backwards. Yep, backwards. That … Continue reading

How I Regained My Smile Following Breast Cancer

Being diagnosed with breast cancer at 29 is rough. You are quickly thrown into a world of decision-making and self-advocacy; where the balance between quality and quantity of life looms over you while physicians and family each provide their opinions. … Continue reading

Just do your thing.

I like beer.  This is not the point of my post, but I thought you might like to know. I also like the band RUSH, but that also is not the point. The point is this: I’m a Co‑Survivor. I’m … Continue reading

Categories: Guest Bloggers

10 Truths About Great Sex

Intimacy after a breast cancer diagnosis can be a challenge. When Rachel Venning, Babeland’s other co-founder and my business partner of more than 20 years, and I wrote Moregeasm: Babeland’s Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex, a key part of it was … Continue reading

5 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Forget Valentine’s Day! Galentine’s Day, coined by Leslie Knope the charming character from the show Parks and Recreation, is the real holiday worth celebrating. Join in the wonderful tradition by celebrating friendship with your best gal pals this February 13. … Continue reading

Your Best Lover is…YOU!

It’s February and the subject is love.  We’re awash in Hallmark moments about romance, hearts and flowers and little candy kisses with sweet messages. Let’s take a deeper look at love, at self-love. The truth is that love begins and … Continue reading