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Posts by Kimberley Bird-Parnell

Survivor, Breast Cancer

How Cancer Undid Years of Body Hatred

by Kimberley Bird-Parnell January 15, 2023

Cancer and I danced a pretty strong tango. In Mid-November 2021 I got to join the club no one wants to join; I was diagnosed with Primary Stage Triple Negative Breast Cancer, grade 3c, at the ripe young age of 33. I’d been having issues with a painful lump in my right breast for a few months.

I’d always been big chested from a young age and while others may see that as a blessing, for me it had always garnered unwanted attention—from everyone.