[Wild Cozy Truth 26] Beating Cancer After Losing a Parent to It with Nora


Welcome back! We start with an essay on my experience being The Reluctant Soloist growing up. Then the Queen of Shitty Situations, my friend Nora, joins us after just completing her final round of chemotherapy. Life has really thrown her some curveballs in the last few years, losing a parent to cancer, seeing the other parent have a massive heart attack, then receiving a cancer diagnosis herself. Nora and I walk through all of it: the chemo experience, things they don’t tell you about cancer treatment (and what Sex & the City gets wrong about it), the impact it had on her marriage, including how her husband gave her a mohawk, and how we can support our friends and family when they’re faced with similar shitty situations.
Find Nora on Instagram @walkingwithleanora or on her blog: http://goodgriefgoodgravy.com
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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch. Favorite genres: memoir, contemporary literary fiction, short stories

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