Loss

Some names have been changed. I meet Rai the day I decide to shave my head. Upon arrival at the hospital my hair is falling out onto my jumper and more is being pulled away every time I take my scarf off. Every time I pull a brush through it, the loose hair tangles into … Continue reading Loss

Sex and Dating with Cancer

Pre-cancer, the tube was fun to me. Like a museum, or an art gallery: in more ways than one! Not only was it full of artefacts and fascinating things to look at all - all different and all diverse and all with a long, hidden history - it was also a place I kind of imagined … Continue reading Sex and Dating with Cancer

My Symptoms

I’m about half way through my first professional theatre job after graduating drama school when I start to notice my stomach. The costumes that I’ve had made to measure at the beginning of the rehearsal are becoming almost painful to get into by this point in the run. In the shower I look down and … Continue reading My Symptoms