Have there been times in your life when you felt more empowered because you were among people who shared common traits or experiences? I’m not looking for a “yes” or “no,” of course; I’d like to hear stories. I’m sure some of you have experienced this based on gender, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.
I felt this way last week when I attended a sarcoma conference. Among the advocates were two other women with gynecologic leiomyosarcoma, with no evidence of disease now. Sometimes we were the three Graces; other times we were more like Furies. Our personalities and backgrounds differ, but our rare cancer united us.