Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch

In the role of Women’s Health Program Coordinator at Fenway Health, I coordinated the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch. The event celebrates women of color cancer survivors and their supporters in honor of Audre Lorde, a black lesbian activist and poet who battled cancer. The theme of the event “Self-Care: I Am My Best Work” reflected the icon’s famous quote: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Audre Lorde Brunch Poster

The event featured:

  • A self-care guide for cancer survivors of color with yoga poses, meditation instructions, local cancer resources, and coloring pages.
  • An award ceremony honoring women of color community members who embody Audre Lorde’s strength and vision.
  • Resource tables from LGBT Elders of Color, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Cancer Care Center at Boston Medical Center, Facing Cancer Together.
  • Performances from spoken word artists, African dancers, and Devin Ferreira.
  • A raffle including in-home massages, yoga classes, and hair salon gift certificates.

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