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Good Day Sacramento, Here I Come!

Good Day Sacramento, Here I Come!

Exciting news to share! In a previous post, I mentioned that I was working on scheduling a segment on the morning show with the local affiliate of a national news network. Details are confirmed and I can share! I’ll be featured on a segment on Good Day […]

Joyous Persistence; A Gathering for Positive Actions and Impactful Organizing

Joyous Persistence; A Gathering for Positive Actions and Impactful Organizing

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an event called “Joyous Persistence”. The Speaker’s List boasts an impressive selection of influential women (and men…but mostly women :)) including activists, artists, political figures, and other change-makers. Highlights included Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (who has become a bit of a feminist icon since the “Nevertheless, […]

So…How Are You Feeling?

So…How Are You Feeling?

I shared that I had my first of a new treatment last Friday and then I’ve gone all radio silent on my blog and social media over the weekend. The first concerned text messages outside of my immediate family are starting to come in. So…How are […]

Taking the Good with the Bad; An Exercise in Resilience

Taking the Good with the Bad; An Exercise in Resilience

Yesterday was an awesome day. I attended Joyous Persistence in San Francisco, a gathering to bring together hundreds of engaged citizens, up-and-coming activists, and established leaders across generations dedicated to defying the current administration through positive actions and impactful organizing. It was an empowering, encouraging, […]

Think before you Pink

Think before you Pink

One of my extended family members recently shared a picture of cute shorts for sale rocking a breast cancer ribbon – you know, the pink one that seems to be everywhere. I assumed this meant she was considering purchasing them or thought I may like to for myself to support […]

A Day in the Life of a Queen with Cancer

A Day in the Life of a Queen with Cancer

Being a Queen is not all fun and games. While we represent Solano County for many fun events like the Fiesta Days parade and carnival, there are also more solemn occasions. One of these is the annual Vacaville Memorial Day Service to honor those that have fallen […]

A Day in the Life of a Queen

A Day in the Life of a Queen

Today was a very busy day, but I think I can get used to this Queen business. It’s not so terrible having everyone wave at you, want to take pictures with you, and remind you how pretty you are. Forgive my vanity there, but having […]

New Treatment, New Side Effects

New Treatment, New Side Effects

In my blog post from a few days ago, I let you know that cancer is still being an asshole to me at the moment. The oral chemo (see Cancer 101 for explanation, if needed) I’ve been on since March has curbed the growth of my […]

Cancer 101

Cancer 101

When I was initially diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2014, I literally knew nothing about cancer other than it was a scary disease that I had lost a grandfather to in junior high. I couldn’t tell you what it actually did to people or what […]

The Road to the Crown; An Exercise in Community Building

The Road to the Crown; An Exercise in Community Building

As a consultant that traveled full-time (which was a job requirement when I was at the Big 4 firm), I learned a very independent lifestyle. I minimized responsibilities and commitments where I “lived” because I was gone most weekdays and always ready to get on […]


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