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Vacaville Reporter Headline: Living With Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure

Vacaville Reporter Headline: Living With Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure

Yesterday I was on the Front Page of the Sunday edition of the Vacaville Reporter, my hometown newspaper with the headline “Living with Cancer, Ms. Vacaville Advocates for a Cure.” How exciting is that?! The article discussed my connection to Vacaville, my education/career, and my […]

Health & Advocacy Updates

Health & Advocacy Updates

Fresh off the high of an NBA dance team audition, I am reminded that I am also still a cancer patient. Yesterday I met with my Oncologist (Cancer Doctor) as a touch base before my next treatment. As a recap, I have Stage IV (Metastatic) Breast […]

Behind the Scenes at Sacramento Kings Dance Auditions

Behind the Scenes at Sacramento Kings Dance Auditions

Today I auditioned for the Sacramento Kings Dance Team (SKD) after a long hiatus as a professional dancer. Unfortunately, it did not go as well as I had hoped (meaning I did not make the cut). However, I’m still proud of myself for auditioning in the […]

What I Stand For

What I Stand For

My participation in the Solano County Pageant was not only to bring a fun, new experience to my life, but primarily to have a platform for action and positive change on meaningful topics close to my heart. When you are wearing a sash and crown, people notice you and many […]

Happy Belated Birthday America!

Happy Belated Birthday America!

Everyone loves the 4th of July! It’s America’s birthday – how can you not? 4th of July was extra exciting for me this year, as I was a participant in the Fairfield 4th of July Parade riding in a beautiful, bright red Corvette as Ms. Vacaville! […]

Abusing Cause Marketing: First Pinkwashing and Now Greenwashing?! Oh My!

Abusing Cause Marketing: First Pinkwashing and Now Greenwashing?! Oh My!

Most people would nod their heads in agreement with me if I stated that marketing can be misleading and shouldn’t be trusted as a complete and accurate source of information. However, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of confidence in your newest purchase by the […]

Updates Galore!

Updates Galore!

Extra! Extra! Read all about ’em! Today’s blog post is a bit all over the place because I have updates on several topics. Please read on if you’d like to know the latest on: How I’m feeling after my last treatment Ms. Vacaville @ American […]

Animal Shelter Foster: How I Do What I Do

Animal Shelter Foster: How I Do What I Do

One of the many non-profit organizations I volunteer with is the Front Street Animal Shelter. They provide animal welfare services for the City of Sacramento and *do not* euthanize for overcrowding at the shelter. One of the very important ways they accomplish this is by using an extensive volunteer […]

The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

The Calm Before the (Next) Storm

I’m writing this blog post from “Kailua Cottage”, a Hawaiian studio a couple blocks from the beach that I booked on Airbnb as a solo getaway spot before my next treatment. Hawaii holds a special place in my heart, as I spent two years on Oahu for work. I was here […]

Blogging for Advocacy; Using My Personal Story to Impact Positive Change

Blogging for Advocacy; Using My Personal Story to Impact Positive Change

I recently had an interaction on Facebook in a grass-roots advocacy group that surprised and disappointed me. I choose to “go high” and will not elaborate on the naïve comments, but I was essentially accused of being a shallow, attention-seeker using my blog for personal gain. This occured after introducing myself and sharing […]


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