This Life Rocks

When I was six, I started a kindness project called This Life Rocks. At the time, my dad was recovering from his first cancer, and I was struggling with selective mutism.

  • 02/28/2022

The Ebb and Flow of Cancer

The fear that is most palpable to me is about the changes and loss of normalcy that will come between now and the end.

  • 12/28/2021

I Am a One-Breasted Woman

Yet, I refuse to be stigmatized.

  • 10/25/2020

Aasma Shaukat: Cancer Researcher

Green Card Voices released a book about immigrants in Minnesota who are engaged in STEM careers. We feature four of them in excerpted form in this Innovators issue.

  • 03/24/2020

A Re-Defining Moment

Reader Response: From an artist, a cancer survivor, and an activist. Art as Healing Art has become a huge source of

  • 01/01/2019

Changemaker Barbara Porwit: Artist turns health challenges into personal power

by Terri Peterson Smith “Giving these women an invitation and an opportunity to see themselves as immensely powerful, able to

  • 12/01/2015

Artist Barbara Porwit: Bam! Pow! Superheroes!

To me, Wonder Woman is what a woman should be: beautiful, strong and caring.

  • 03/02/2015

2013 Changemaker: Katy Tessman Stanoch

‘Our Mama is a Beautiful Garden’ A book for children to understand a mother’s cancer treatment. Photos courtesy of Katy

  • 12/02/2013

‘It’s still me’: Cancer survivor Jan Strassburg opens her own wig shop to help women deal with hair loss.

Jan Strassburg knew she was going to lose her curly, auburn hair. It was April of 2006, and despite being

  • 08/01/2013

‘In the Body of the World’

“Everything that was happening in my body with the cancer reminded me of the carelessness with which we treat the earth, treat life, treat bodies, treat ourselves – the dishonoring.”

  • 07/02/2013

2012 Changemaker: ‘of scars’

“… Your scars, your story, make you who you are. It’s about celebrating women, as individuals and as a group.”

  • 12/02/2012

Amy Noehre: Breast cancer poster child

“That’s just my attitude in life: Get on with it! I’ve been told that I’m really strong, and I’m going to be even stronger after all of this.”

  • 01/02/2012