All in: Cancer, Near Death, New Life (Paperback)

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All in: Cancer, Near Death, New Life (Paperback)


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Eloquent and passionate, Caitlin Breedlove's cancer-focused memoir is rooted in her activism.

It's often said that cancer does not discriminate. But some groups are more likely to suffer from cancer, and some are more likely to die from the disease. And we know classism and racism increase exposure to some carcinogens, including pesticides, corroded public water systems, and workplace toxins.

Diagnosed with a deadly form of ovarian cancer in her 30s, Caitlin Breedlove draws on lessons offered by her political work, early motherhood, and her values in All In: Cancer, Near Death, New Life.

With the lens--and heart--of an organizer, she chronicles harms caused by our profit-driven health care system; explores the rigors of single parenting while living with acute, chronic illness; and reveals her challenges with addiction. And like Audre Lorde (The Cancer Journals) and Barbara Ehrenreich (Brightsided) Breedlove calls out the insidious impact of "toxic positivity" on women who live with cancer.

As she shares her individual journey, Breedlove connects it to broader struggles for health and social justice. The result is a intensely powerful narrative, centering experiences elided in other narratives.

For the last twenty years, Caitlin Breedlove has been organizing, writing, and building movements in red states, and working across race, class, culture, gender, sexuality and faith. Breedlove began her work in the South doing popular education and organizer training at the historic Highlander Center in Tennessee. She's a current board member and the former Co-Director of Southerners On New Ground (SONG), where she co-led innovative intersectional movement building work in the LGBTQ sector for almost a decade. She is the former Campaign Director of "Standing on the Side of Love" at the Unitarian Universalist Association, where she served as a bridge between grassroots social movements and the denomination. And she was host of the podcast, Fortification: Side With Love, where she interviewed movement leaders and organizers about their spiritual lives. Caitlin is the Deputy Executive Director at the Women's March.
Product Details ISBN: 9781849355308
ISBN-10: 1849355304
Publisher: AK Press
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 152
Language: English