GQ: Oversharing, Breast Cancer, Mortality and the Unfollow Button

My own personal experience with cancer is very limited to Death be Not Proud and my elementary school principal who eventually succumbed to the disease after an extensive battle. My mother took my brother and I to visit her during her final weeks, and that’s when I first really grasped the finality of what was going on. Still, even standing there the entire situation felt distant from me, knowing I’d soon be back in my home, away from all of it. The thing is, that will not always be the case. Cancer, unfortunately, will touch everybody at some point in their lives in a very real way and very chilling way. You will know somebody, you may get it yourself and you’ll certainly be exposed to it in thousands of other ways, including social media. Read More

Leah Rutz