'TOUGH - Women Who Survived Cancer' Essay Collection
by Marquina Iliev-Piselli
I’m Marquina – a mother, wife, digital marketer, breast cancer survivor, competitive air guitarist, insufferable karaoke singer, and all-around-goofball living in Brooklyn, NY.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2015, my life stopped. We had been trying for a second child – that dream was dashed. I had recently launched a business – that project was sidelined.
I experienced uncertainty, sadness, anger, and pure fear. That fear caused me to retreat into myself. I didn’t...
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