Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Candid Dialogue on Personal Branding

Much like these cows, I’m curious by nature.  I ask a lot of questions, even when I think I already know the answer. Often times, questions lead to more questions.  Take for example… …the following dialogue that occurred on Facebook. Lea, Stephanie and I attended the same high school and have not seen each other in person since. The script is verbatim and has not been altered in any way, except formatting. Kandas: If you could ask a successful business […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor Called Pervert for Using Women’s Restroom

Deena Lotridge is a double mastectomy breast cancer survivor. Her friends call her a hero for the way she has shined brightly during her journey through cancer. After losing it to chemo, her hair is growing back, and is still rather short. With everything she has gone through, using a public women’s restroom should be the least of Deena’s worries. However, the recent attention to the transgender bathroom debate has resulted in unexpected consequences.  Take for instance the Texas man who […]

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Surviving Cancer

Today is National Cancer Survivors Day®. “National Cancer Survivors Day® is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community.” – NCSD.org The other day, I came across a rather bitter, anger-filled blog post criticizing the movement for excluding those whose disease has metastasized. I, too, have struggled with the term “cancer survivor.”  Like the author, I am living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). For […]

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