Shame of Cancer


May 10

35 min 34 sec

Why do we fear death and dying so much? What is it like to stare it in the face with a diagnosis of Cancer?In this episode, children's author Sharon Frances and her partner Matthew Rodriguez openly discuss their personal experiences with Cancer. Sharon is a Breast Cancer survivor while Matthew lost his last wife to Throat Cancer. They are the co-founders of the Well Beings Studio, a non profit using the arts to help children with Cancer express themselves.You can read their books here:Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic! By Sharon Frances (formerly Chappell)Wet Wings: Poetry through Breast Cancer, By Sharon Frances (formerly Chappell)Shifting with the Tides: Yoga Poems for All Ages, By Sharon Frances (formerly Chappell)Scoops of Joy, By Matthew Rodriguez and Sharon FrancesReferences to Windows and Mirrors in children’s literature:Emily Seed, 1988, Curriculum as Window and MirrorDiversity in Children’s Literature with Windows and MirrorsYou can support Unshaming at #StayUnshaming with us at and 

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