Category Archives: Taking my Body Back

Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 in 2010, Jennifer Merschdorf chronicles her “new normal” while training for the YSC Tour de Pink rides to take her body back from cancer. You will also find posts on body image, sexuality and other topics unique to young women with breast cancer.

Dream Big

The only place I still feel young and “normal” is in my dreams. This is the best way I feel I can describe my experience with breast cancer as a young woman. Every morning as I wake up and remember … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

But I Don’t Even Like Bikes

I don’t even like bikes. I never learned to respect them and always felt like they didn’t respect me. So why in the world would I decide to ride 200 miles from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. on a bike? Actually, … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back