May 17, 2018
I met our next guest, Tamika Felder, in 2007 when we were both being honored with the Women in Government Presidential Leadership Award, in recognition of efforts to raise awareness of and education about cervical cancer, and its prevention and early diagnosis in order to eliminate cervical cancer deaths in our lifetime. Tamika, herself a survivor of cervical cancer, created an empowering advocacy organization called Tamika & Friends, which has continued to do great work in education about cervical cancer. So of course, when I started this podcast, Tamika was high on my list of women I wanted to invite into the ladies room to share her story. I will let her tell it—but spoiler alert: she was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 25. And like 257,524 women in the US, she is living beyond with cervical cancer. But I will let her fill you in on all the rest of the details!