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Books Blogs and Podcasts

AYA Cancer: Unfiltered

by Lisa Orr March 16, 2023

In this podcast, we will bring the pages of Elephants and Tea Magazine to life – having tough conversations about the realities of going through cancer as an AYA. If you or someone you love has experienced cancer as an adolescent or young adult, you know how isolating and lonely it can feel. We hope that despite what you are going through, you find comfort knowing that you are not alone and that there is a Herd of people who get it here for you.


Brave Like Mom

by Lisa Orr November 22, 2022

A poignant and sensitive story about a loved one living with a chronic illness, and an important lesson about how being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t scared.


Don’t Call it a Journey Podcast

by Lisa Orr July 17, 2022

If you are a member of this “club” that you didn’t ask to join, you know that the so-called ‘journey’ of cancer really doesn’t end. Join Lisa Orr as we hear from members of the AYA cancer community talk about REAL topics around navigating a cancer diagnosis as a young adult.


Life on Pause

by Elephants & Tea April 22, 2021

Life on Pause is a podcast created for and by young adults treated at Penn State Health. The podcast explores the experience of being a young adult with cancer through story-telling, interviews and explorations of various topics and themes.


Wife, Widow, Now What?

by Elephants & Tea February 25, 2021

Wife, Widow, Now What?: How I Navigated the Cancer World and How You Can, Too. This is the first of its kind to be written in this hybrid style of a memoir and self-help by a cancer spouse/significant other for other spouses/significant others or those navigating the cancer process. In addition Rachel includes all the music she listened to during her journey, if you’d like to make a playlist for your reading pleasure.


J.L. Barker

by Elephants & Tea April 26, 2019

JoAnna Barker is a 20- something who defeated cancer and wrote a book about it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then you’ll find multiple references to books and movies that she some how related to cancer. Don’t be fooled, if you don’t have cancer you’ll still love this book. It’s a great read for people with cancer, people who love people with cancer, and people who just want to know how to relate. We hope you enjoy this reading journey. Trust us, it’s not what you’ll expect!


Mette de Fine Licht

by Elephants & Tea January 30, 2019

Teenage cancer survivor, author, blogger and speaker Mette de Fine Licht has written 10 books, including the memoir, Willpower Girl — A Teenager’s Trek Through Cancer. The book is a rare insight into a teenage cancer patient’s mind with all the fear, doubt and longing for a normal teenage life.