In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Affirm is rejoined by veteran guest host Tashira Halyard. Tashira originally joined AFFIRM during episode 2, “Self Care: Soul work for Survival” and now returns to share her story of breast cancer.After being diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2017, Tashira has undergone chemo and radiation. She can now say that she is in remission but is far too aware that women of color are dying from the disease. While women of color have lower incidences of cancer compared to white women, Black women in particular have higher rates of mortality (death) and she’s sharing her story in hopes of motivating others to self-check and improve early detection.For more information about breast cancer specific to women of color, download the resource guide for women of color created by the Minority Health Resource Center. (https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/assets/pdf/checked/bcrg2005.pdf)This episode is brought to you by the amazing supporters of Redefine Enough... Xiomara, Jamie, Tess, Liana, Stefanie, Celesta, Daniella, Zoraida, Briana, and Eric. Become a patron like these lovely saints at patreon.com/redefineenough--------------------------------------------------DISCLAIMER: The information provided throughout podcast, the blog, and email campaigns are resources for educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of engaging in a professional relationship with a licensed mental health practitioner.Music provided by Nangdo "Cry." freemusicarchive.org/music/Nangdo/Chrome/14_CryAttribution license information: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.