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Food Glorious Food

Getting ill is shit the best of times but as I’ve discovered with my breast cancer surgery and now with chemo treatment, it provides a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate. I could talk about re-evaluating life and its meaning, but for me, at the moment, it’s giving me a great opportunity to re-evaluate my diet. When… Read More

Why I Am Thankful

The one thing that is obvious on this journey with breast cancer is the importance of support – and I’ve been lucky to have some truly wonderful and lovely support from family and friends but equally it’s the support you get from those in the medical profession. For me, it’s been the amazing people who… Read More

Signed, sealed and about to be delivered

So today waivers and consents have been signed and next Friday, I begin the next stage of my battle against Lucifer. It’s now time to be injected with the chemo phase of my road to recovery from breast cancer. Lucifer has been expelled and the chemo, like the bouncer on a nightclub door is there… Read More

2020 Vision Project photographs get shown at exhibition

As some of you may know, I am one of the photographers to the 2020 Vision Project where together with 100 other photographers across the UK we volunteered our photography time to produce beautiful portraiture of NHS healthcare professionals to be actioned after the Covid-19 pandemic through an exhibition and book. In total 600 people… Read More

The Seven Week Itch

It is seven weeks since I had surgery for breast cancer and 11 weeks since making that first phone call to my GP which changed everything. Life certainly took a turn and there has been pain, tiredness, sickness and swelling. As a frequent visitor to the Royal Free Hospital in north west London during a… Read More

Three weeks later

This week marks three weeks since I had my starring role as I undertook surgery for breast cancer. As I begin the process of recovery, my mind is focused on the impact that breast cancer has and the various follow ups I’ve had and will have over the coming weeks. It’s about adjustments, not just… Read More

The show must go on

Sun, sea & Sangria are the summertime S’s I love, but as some of you may know, I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and the other three S’s came into effect – it was a shock, it was shitty and it does shake you up. This week, on Tuesday, I will be undergoing surgery… Read More

2020 VISION PROJECT MEETS JOANNA

As some will know, I’m one of the contributors to the 2020 Vision Project where together with 100 other photographers across the UK we are volunteering our photography time to produce beautiful portraiture of NHS healthcare professionals to be actioned after the Covid-19 pandemic through an exhibition and book being planned. For my latest shoot and… Read More

NEW

This is hard, tough and quite shitty, but recently I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 51. The irony that this diagnosis arrived on the day I was due to photograph a Breast Surgeon for the 2020 Vision Project NHS tribute, did not escape me! I don’t like the term ‘the Big… Read More

2020 Vision Project goes to Hampstead Heath

As some will know, I’m contributing to the 2020 Vision Project where together with 100 other photographers across the UK we are volunteering our photography time to produce beautiful portraiture of NHS healthcare professionals to be actioned after the Covid-19 pandemic through an exhibition and book being planned. For my latest shoot, where you can… Read More