I've just stumbled upon this magazine through social media (Instagram) and I just had to share immediately. More than a breath of fresh air, this magazine WILDFIRE is like a lightening bolt... a much needed one for me. I am in awe of the honesty, insight, knowledge, creativity and beauty of this publication (available in print and digital... with a free issue trial).
Here's what April Stearns has to say about why she started WILDFIRE Magazine
"I am now six years out from my breast cancer diagnosis, which occurred when I was 35. Over the years since that terrible day I have found the information and resources aimed at young breast cancer survivors to be lacking – yes, we all know about early detection and mammograms, but what about all the rest of it? What about the mental scars and physical side-effects? Rather than hearing from older women on issues related to lymphedema (though, honestly, I do want to talk about lymphedema, too), I want to hear from young survivors on issues related to this rich post-cancer-diagnosis life that are specific to being young -- dating, fertility, parenting, marriage, reconstructive surgery (or not), “scanxiety,” sexuality (and the pain associated with sex, right?), disease recurrence, etc.
And it turns out I'm not the only one feeling this way.
As I meet more and more young women survivors (unfortunately, we are a growing population) I hear again and again we are all hungry for not only information but also connection with women who can relate to what we are going through as young survivors.
WILDFIRE is my response to this need for real discussion on real topics. Each issue contains written and visual work from young women survivors just like you and me. Each issue is on a theme."
Please find the WILDFIRE website here: http://www.wildfirecommunity.org/
And a link to sign up to a free trial issue here: http://www.wildfirecommunity.org/get-my-free-issue/
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