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Twist Out Cancer

Social Media: A Mechanism to Effectuate Real and Meaningful Change

Jenna Benn | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

The power of social media is boundless. It not only has the ability to create psycho-social support for individuals with rare diseases and/or cancer, but it should be seen as the primary mechanism to repair the world.

Cancer's New Home

Jenna Benn | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

As I prepare to move from floor 29 to a new home built for two, I decided to package up cancer -- and seal her in a tight little box, with no room to breathe. And there she can live amongst a sea of discarded memories, in a landfill somewhere far from here.

Open Me Up And Look Inside

Jenna Benn | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

Every day, I have the choice to let myself be defined by the disease, or to live in spite of it. And every day I have the choice to retreat into what was, or to accept what is.

Seeing All My Colors Beyond the Shade of Grey

Jenna Benn | Posted 05.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

As I approach my one-year birthday and I reflect on what it means to be tied up and untied, I am reminded the importance of holding on to hope, of dreaming big, and believing that miracles can and do happen.

When What Was Lost Is Now Found

Jenna Benn | Posted 02.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

Tomorrow as I officially mark my first Cancerversary -- you will find me twisting somewhere between what was and what is -- between what was lost and what is now found.