First – the big news.
I did it! I made it onto a podcast! For anyone who would like to listen (I would LOVE anyone to listen) the link is here:
My segment begins just around 14 minutes in.
HOW I MADE IT ONTO MY FIRST PODCAST
It took so much for me to sit down and create this blog. I was so self-conscious and intimidated by the idea of opening myself up like this. Still to this day, a few months since I began the blog, very few of my friends and family know about it.
I’ve spoken publicly many times about my story and this “cancer chaos.” However, there is just something that feels so different about putting it all out there on the worldwide web, for absolutely anyone to read, anyone to find.
I recently listened to a video by Gabby Bernstein (if you don’t know her, you need to! http://gabbybernstein.com/. One of her particular messages is that it is our responsibility to share our own empowering message – to share your story. Along with that, she also teaches not to compare ourselves in telling that story – there are more people in need than those who are serving that need. In other words, even if there are 300 people out there with a similar story, there’s so many more people in need of hearing those stories. Plus, your story is your own! It is different from every single one of those 300 other people’s stories.
So, with that motivation, I decided to put myself out there just a little bit more, beyond this blog.
Through Twitter, which I also joined at the same time as I began this blog, I found an incredible woman, Claire Bullimore. Claire is a fellow brain tumor survivor. She is the founder of Aunty M Brain Tumours, a radio presenter on Croydon Radio (online) and the host of a show dedicated to people affected by brain tumours, called the Aunty M Brain Tumours Talk show. As Claire says on her website, her show is there “to give a voice to brain tumour sufferers, survivors, family or friends.” AND, this was key – her website said that she interviews “anyone who wants to have a voice or tell their story.”
So, fate/the cosmos/what have you was clearly sending me a message. Tell Your Story!!
All it took was a simple email to Claire and just a few days later, we were setting up an interview for her podcast. It was such an amazing experience and I hope that anyone reading here will listen to my podcast, and all of Claire’s past and future podcasts.
Thank you, Claire! You will always be my first podcast!
Claire’s website is: http://www.auntymbraintumours.co.uk/ and specifically, information about her talk show is here: http://www.auntymbraintumours.co.uk/aunty-m-brain-tumours-talk-show/
Her Twitter handle is:
Her blog can also be found at https://braintumoursupportauntym.wordpress.com/
Oh and did I mention, she’s an author too! “A Brain Tumour’s Travel Tale” by Claire Bullimore.