I’m still in the mood ‘fight-against-cancer’ so I requested Jackie Clark (I talked about her in my World Cancer Day post) to write a guest post on cancer and beauty, which she did marvellously well on my makeup blog. By the way, it’s going to be the very first guest post of this blog! Yay!
If ever you wish to be a guest blogger here, you just have to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org (yeah I know it’s childish but I created it when I was 11 and I don’t want to change it! :P)
So here’s what she wrote for An Evil Nymph’s blog for us today
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I Have Cancer and I Am Beautiful
by Jackie Clark
You have mesothelioma cancer. You have breast cancer. You have uterine cancer.
It’s a fact.
Now comes treatment, doctors, and more prognosis than you could’ve ever imagined in one person’s life.
None of it has anything to do with the fact that you are beautiful. You are a beautiful person and you can’t forget that despite cancer your life is precious. Life is wonderful and you can make the best of every situation—cancer diagnosis or not.
You’ll need to remind yourself of this every day. You have your loved ones-they’ll support you. They will give you something to smile about every day, as they always have.
At the end of the day, the only person that can hold you up is you. You need to maintain your strength, your self-respect and the positivity that will not only carry you, but those that need you.
You’re beautiful and I’ll prove it.
Go look in the mirror.
There is nothing more powerful than looking in the mirror and liking — no, loving — what you see.
Don’t like what’s looking back at you?
Let’s do something about it.
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