Beyond Cancer Podcast – Episode #3: Coping Through Creativity

Tara Shuman didn’t necessarily set out to be a blogger, let alone a book author. Yet in the throes of a cancer diagnosis she turned to writing as an outlet.

Shuman contributor

Tara Shuman

Abby Morgan also turned to blogging. A painter since an early age, and an art teacher, writing carried less pressure than painting. “I don’t want everything that I do – any creative outlet I do – to have to be about cancer. I don’t want it to take over my identity,” Morgan says. “But it is hard to not have it be a part of the things that you create because cancer influences you in such a deep way.”

Hear how Abby and Tara used their creativity to cope with – and communicate about — their cancer by listening to the podcast episode below or click “download” to listen later. Subscribe options are also available via iTunes, Google Play, the Stitcher app, TuneIn app, and RSS.

Abby and her husband

Abby Morgan  and her husband, Tom

The Beyond Cancer podcast series features cancer survivors sharing how they’ve navigated the physical side effects, emotional challenges, and different dynamics of life during and after cancer treatment. Visit the Beyond Cancer page for more episodes and Dana-Farber’s podcast page for more information on other cancer podcast series.

 

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