gdc
Art Therapy

Out of Reach

This piece by Alisa Lehman reflects her feelings about the ubiquitous pink ribbon campaign, from the perspective of someone with a metastatic disease.
October 2017 Vol 3 No 5
Alisa Lehman
Glen Ellyn, IL
Out of Reach

Out of Reach is a piece that describes my feelings about the ubiquitous pink ribbon campaign, coming from the perspective of someone with a metastatic disease. Especially during the month of “Pinktober,” the cheerful slogans, such as “Save the ta tas” and “I kicked cancer’s a**” often leave patients with stage IV disease feeling left out and ignored by the mainstream. Many people are not aware that we will never finish treatment or be declared “cured.” This figurine can’t quite reach the string of pink ribbons hanging above her head.

Recommended For You
Art Therapy
Nature Therapy Carried Me Through Cancer Treatment
By Rex Jones
For Rex Jones, being outdoors and exploring nature brought him strength and emotional well-being while he fought Hodgkin lymphoma.
Art Therapy
Art as a Source for Emotional Healing
By Gabriela Hogue
Gabriela Hogue discovered that painting and drawing aid in her mental and emotional healing after her treatment for breast cancer.
Art Therapy
I Started to Paint to Forget Cancer
By Denise Bishop
Denise Bishop turned to painting to help her recover from cancer treatment. The novice painter discovered that it helped her to focus and cleared her negative thoughts.
Art Therapy
Nature Photography Is Healing My Spirit
By Marit Chrislock
After being diagnosed with a genetic mutation associated with immune disorders, including myelodysplastic syndromes and leukemia, Marit Chrislock had to give up her long-distance running in the Colorado mountains, using photography to express her love of nature.
Last modified: November 5, 2017

Subscribe to CONQUER: the patient voice magazine

Receive timely cancer news & updates, patient stories, and more.

Country