Associate Professor, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Diagnosed at age 39 with stage 3 breast cancer, she received first rate treatment from the medical community but felt that something was missing: real candid talk. So nine years later, she co-founded Whistlewords which uses writing to help women in and post cancer treatment reclaim their sense of self. Writing is their tool, and not their goal. It's about shedding light on all that is too often left unsaid, and sharing that story with the world.