This week is Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week! In a previous post I had shared a photo I had created for this week and talked a little bit about the stigma and my fear of it in sharing my diagnosis while still wanting to make a bold statement and raise awareness about Young Adult Cancer. Well, while I had shared and posted the photo on twitter and on this blog, both of which, while on the internet and seen by friends and family, still feel a bit more anonymous than facebook, I did decide for this week to be bold and post on facebook in order to push the envelope on awareness. Because what’s the point of going through all of this and not helping other people?
While I think this may have actually helped with awareness of the subject, as it got a good response and many people did actually repost and share with their network (more than I actually thought would)… it may have had an awareness effect I didn’t totally think out. It did a really great job of raising awareness – to my network – that I have brain cancer. (I guess I kind of thought everyone already knew). So now I have explaining to do about my personal situation.
But hopefully in that explaining, but original message of Young Adult Cancer Awareness gets through…..
Anyway…… On to other things….. like ART.
The brainstorming pieces I had posted before were specifically for a separate piece about my mindful meditation experience. But it’s not finished yet. HOWEVER, I did use those pieces as inspiration to create this piece of art that is based on my visual experience on some mornings when I first wake up (or post nap time). Sometimes it will look as though some areas of the room are in focus, while other areas are vibrating and shifting into focus. And once it was as though my dresser drawers were fluctuating back and forth from vertical to horizontal. A bit hard to explain. Hard to capture in general. Here’s a first attempt.
Go spread the word about Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week!!