I hate cancer.

Today, I wear my "I hate cancer." shirt because ten years ago I joined a club that I didn't sign up for. Ten years ago my Dad died from melanoma. Today, I will be brave. I will walk out of my apartment wearing a shirt that beacons strangers to walk by me & make it known that they too are in this shitty club. Today, I will get walk-by comments. I sometimes forget that I am wearing this shirt in public. A stranger will walk-by and say, "I do too!" I will be confused for a moment. Then, when I realize that they were just acknowledging to me that they belong to this club, I will feel sadness that I wasn't able to give them any sort of comfort, while also feeling a burst of resiliency knowing how

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