Dear Cancer, I’m Beautiful is the first podcast of its kind to bridge the gap between life-saving cancer treatment and fashion, beauty and wellness advice.
Host Melissa Berry is a veteran fashion and beauty publicist, eight-year Triple Negative Breast Cancer thriver and founder of CancerFashionista.com. She’s on a mission to help you reclaim your inner and outer beauty, and welcomes you to listen in as she chats with nipple tattoo artists, post-mastectomy lingerie designers, clean beauty gurus and everyone in between, because cancer isn’t beautiful…..but YOU are.
The Healing Power of Lipstick! with Katherine Mason, Founder of Painted With Lipstick
I’m so thrilled to introduce you to my new friend, Katherine Mason. She is an incredible artist and founder of Painted With Lipstick. Tune into this episode to hear Katherine's story, as she was a tremendous source of love and support for a friend of hers who was undergoing breast cancer treatment. Together, they discovered the power of lipstick and how it played a special part in her friend’s healing process.
Navigating The Challenges Of Breast Cancer Screening with Hayley Brown, Director of Partnerships and Programs for TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance
Meet my friend Hayley Brown, Director of Partnerships and Programs for TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance. Hayley is also the daughter of the Foundation’s founder, Ricki Fairley. Hayley is the driving force behind their special program, “For The Love Of My Gurls. We’re going to hear Hayley’s story, why she’s so passionate about breast cancer advocacy and challenges that she’s currently facing as she tries to navigate her own breast health and screening. Most importantly, she shares some very valuable insights and tools that help us get the screening that we deserve, regardless of age or race.
Healing Through Music & Advocacy with Rachel Burns, Singer/Songwriter, Breast Cancer Survivor and Advocate
If you don’t know her already, please meet my friend Rachel Burns. Rachel is a pop-soul-cabaret-satire singer/songwriter and a breast cancer survivor dedicated to using her voice and platform to raise awareness of the realities of the disease while creating a sense of community among patients. We’re going to learn how singing can actually be therapeutic, how Rachel uses her music to advocate for breast cancer, the upcoming Cancer Culture fashion shows and her Living My Breast Life fundraiser concert!
How To Regain Sensation In Our Reconstructed Breasts With Dr. Jonathan Bank, M.D.
I’m so excited to have my dear friend Dr. Jonathan Bank back on the show! He’s a board-certified plastic surgeon and an internationally known expert in microsurgery. A particular area of specialty is the sensory restoration of the reconstructed breast, in which Dr. Bank has one of the longest-standing experiences in America. In this episode, we talk about a surgical technique that he's very passionate about called Resensation. Dr. Bank explains how it works and his “why” behind his interest in helping us to regain sensation in our reconstructed breasts. We also chat about a very exciting project that he’s been working on called ReBLOSSOM. Don’t miss this one!
Meet The Boobie Queen! With Whitney O’Connor, Founder of The Boobie Queen Company, licensed professional counselor and 2x breast cancer survivor
Meet my friend Whitney O’Connor. She’s been working in the mental health community since 2012 and most of her time is spent managing and building her nonprofit business called, The Boobie Queen Company. Whitney founded this organization after being diagnosed at 30 years old and 6 weeks after getting married. She does this by donating Boobie Crowns and facilitating retreats for her Boobie Queens. Tune into this special episode to learn how Whitney uses her experience as a mental health therapist and her experience as a breast cancer survivor to help women celebrate themselves as they go through their own breast cancer journeys.
Protecting Your Skin From The Sun In Style with Melissa Papock, Founder & CEO of Sun Protective Clothing Brand Cabana Life
You’re going to love meeting my friend Melissa Papock, Founder & CEO of Cabana Life. We met years ago when I was a publicist and she was my client, talk about full circle! At age 26, Melissa was diagnosed with melanoma during a routine skin check. Melissa's problem became her purpose and she started Cabana Life with the dream of using her personal story and stylish clothing to help educate and protect as many people as possible. Hear Melissa’s story, learn why it’s so important to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays especially when undergoing cancer treatment, and how to do it in style!
Supportive and informative
Melissa turned her passion for beauty and fashion into a way to help other women feel beautiful and confident even in their darkest of days. Incredible guests sharing their knowledge and expertise. Such an uplifting and inspiring podcast.
Every interview is so good!
Love when Melissa comes up on my playlist!! Her topics and her guests are so relatable to any woman going through or having gone through cancer. I can’t tell you how many times I have shared her podcast with other friends in the community that need to hear exactly what Melissa and her guests are sharing. Thank you Melissa for impacting content 🙌🏻
Dropping gems and joy 💎
I truly enjoyed being a guest and chatting with Melissa. Her energy, passion, and curiosity brought so much out in our conversation. She creates a thoughtful space for exploration and an open exchange of ideas. Her zest for life, learning, wellness make you want to know more … and laugh along the way.