Season Three, Episode Three
Shayla is a New York City girl. She’s a runner and loves to work out. She cherishes her time with her friends and she loves to travel!
Shayla speaks with a groundedness that got all of my attention the first time I heard her a speak. She calmly explains how through the world of cancer she discovered something called feelings. A word she wasn’t particularly familiar with. Me being someone deeply impacted by his feelings on a daily basis, I really enjoyed listening to and understanding Shayla’s experience.
Shayla has been cancer-free for two and a half years.
0:00:00 How the cancer was found
0:10:55 Feeling powerless
0:22:35 Mortality ever present
0:28:25 Move the trauma through
0:38:30 No support group for a young black female
0:42:50 “People call them feelings”
0:47:50 Being present
0:55:55 Strong or simply enduring what’s so
1:14:15 Three breast reconstructions
1:20:00 The divine feminine
1:24:45 Post-treatment medications
- recorded December 5, 2021