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Voices for the Cure: Joanna Frueh

Author, artist, scholar, teacher, performer...and in 2012 she also became a breast cancer survivor

Voices for the Cure Joanna Frueh

Joanna Frueh shared her breast cancer survival story on AZ Illustrated Arts in July of 2013.

Joanna Frueh identifies as many things: an author, scholar, teacher, performer, and yogi. In 2012 she became a breast cancer survivor.

"Soul and mind inseparable from body..." That's one of the beliefs that Joanna Frueh shared with Mark McLemore when talking about her eighth book, A Short Story About a Big Healing.

Frueh said it was natural for her to write about something so personal, because her intimate life is always a part of her writing and performances: “How could I possibly not write about all this?”

As an artist, author, and teacher, with a background in subjects like art history and philosophy, Frueh used that knowledge to do more than survive her breast cancer experience -- she thrived from it. For Joanna, one of the first steps was finding the right way to talk about it...


Bonus Audio: Listen to more of Joanna Frueh's thoughts on using fear as a catalyst for healing, and why the guilt that some cancer patient's feel was never on her mind.

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