I am the mother of two, a 28-year-old daughter, and a 18-year-old son, who is a college sophomore at The Evergreen State College. I am a native of Oakland, CA. I have lived in Alabama for 15 years, and I recently relocated to Olympia, WA. I am also a graduate of the New College of California School of Law.
I got involved with Breast Cancer Action after talking with one of their staff members at the African American Women Breast Cancer Conference. I wanted to be a member of the Speaker’s Bureau because I had discovered so much vital information from BCAction while facilitating the Cultural Humility Training for Women’s Cancer Resource Center. I love speaking to groups, either large or small about topics I am passionate about and as I was diagnosed 6 years ago, I am passionate about preventing breast cancer!
My philosophy about what should be done to end the breast cancer epidemic is to provide so much pertinent/clear information to women that the conversation shifts from “walks” and marches for the cure, to proactively creating a society where the walks and marches are no longer necessary.
My goals as a speaker and breast cancer advocate are to be knowledgeable and passionate about breast cancer and be able to clearly articulate BCAction’s mission. I want to be part of a movement that creates a world where women no longer have to fear hearing those dreaded words, that they have breast cancer.
I would tell someone if they were thinking about becoming a speaker for BCAction, that they would immediately feel that they were empowering themselves and others to create needed change to end the breast cancer epidemic and feel like you are a part of a group of incredibly brilliant women!