Category : Social Media

03 Aug, 16

What 6 months of cancer is like

To talk about things lightly, 6 months ago, I entered Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center as a materialistic, superficial brat. I thought I was the queen of the world. Living in Miami, the city ended up consuming me, and I thought that owning expensive watches and designer bags was what defined me. I thought that what I looked like on the outside truly defined me. I thought which VIP list I would be on that night, or who’s yacht I was...

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01 Aug, 16

Keep busy during chemo & neutropenia!

I become Neutropenic after every single chemo, so house arrest is way too much of a friend (or foe!) to me. The last two weeks, I’ve never been so bored in my entire life. So here’s a list of things that I did while on house arrest. Seriously, you have to keep yourself entertained. Scrap booking! I’ve been working on a scrap book of my entire cancer journey and it’s so awesome! I got a bunch of material from Michael’s...

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22 Jul, 16

What it’s like to have cancer

Cancer is a very touchy subject. Unfortunately, you will never truly understand it, until it happens to you. This is why as a non-cancer patient, you have to tread lightly and be very careful about how you approach the subject, how you approach giving advice, especially if you’re talking about foods and therapy, because at the end of the day, you really have no idea what it’s like to be dealt our card. I’m not the same person that I...

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19 Jul, 16

Using the law of attraction as affirmation of friendships

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, cancer helps you realize what’s truly important in your life. It’s sad that sometimes it takes a traumatic event in your life to help you realize things, but you realize them nonetheless. I’ve learned so many important things, and a lot of them revolve around the idea that your vibe attracts your tribe. It truly does. Before all of the cancer stuff, I was hanging out with so many of the...

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15 Jul, 16

Things to stop giving an eff about

  WHAT YOU SHOULD STOP GIVING AN EFF ABOUT Chemo thoughts, cancer thoughts, crazy chemo brain. You have so many realizations while going through such a traumatic event in your life. This trauma eventually brings you clarity, and believe me, I’ve never thought or seen so clearly in my entire life. Pretty crazy that it takes some people to be on the verge of life or death, to think clearly, huh? Me being one of them, whoops! So, in my...

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12 Jul, 16

Until it happens to you: social stigma

Society. We judge people on a daily basis, consciously and subconsciously. If someone is the slightest bit “different” from the average person, they are considered weird, or people act like there is something wrong with them. We all do it, whether we like to admit it or not, but at the end of the day, we do it. It reminds me of that quote that kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle that you know nothing about....

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28 May, 16

Doing social good with social media in the era of social narcissism

Social media. A platform that women in Miami and a lot of other cities across the world use to show their assets. And by assets I mean they really do show their ASSets. Check on Instagram, and the majority of girls are posting half naked selfies of their butts in thong bikinis, and pretty much in bras. If they’re not posting selfies, they’re posting pictures of their hand bags, material goods, watches, or on some 80 year old man’s private...

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