Friday, 18 November 2011

The Chemo Chic Project is Born

With the publication of my memoir The Elegant Art of Falling Apart, I feel that my personal Chemo Chic story has been told. 
It is time for Chemo Chic to take a new direction.
When I was diagnosed there was so much I did not know. I still don't know a great deal - but everything that I have learned along the way I have shared on this blog. And to me, that is the point: Chemo Chic is not about me, its about sharing what I've learned. 
Now I am asking you to do the same. 
The Chemo Chic Project has commenced and has already recruited two fantastic experts to the panel: fitness angel Melanie Metcalfe and natural beauty guru Imelda Burke. More will be joining soon. Our vision is to recreate Chemo Chic as a brilliant resource for anyone going through the trauma of cancer. If you feel you have a story that can inspire others, or just some good practical advice, then we would love your contribution.
We are looking for guest blog posts which are:
  • Useful
  • Practical
  • Positive
  • Well written
  • Well researched
You may be going through cancer yourself. You may be a partner, friend or family member of someone who is going through it. You may have had cancer in the past. You may have unique insight as a doctor, nurse, nutritionist, therapist, chef or hairdresser. Your story might be about a day in your life; any aspect of your cancer journey or your experience as a partner, friend or family member of someone going through cancer. You could include photos, illustrations, videos or links. No story is too small but it has to be yours. 
Chemo Chic is about living well in the face of cancer. We are particularly interested in posts that cover the following areas:
  • Recipes and food 
  • Natural beauty and cosmetics
  • Wigs and hair tips and stories
  • Clothing, hats and scarves
  • Fitness and exercise
  • Complementary therapies
  • Relationships with partners, family and friends
What we are not looking for:
  • Advice giving (but do relate your own experiences)
  • Medical advice (unless you have specific expertise in this field)
  • Miracle cures (unless you have genuinely experienced one yourself)
Send your proposals and submissions to Please share this with anyone who you know who you think has a great story to tell or a useful tip to share.

Many thanks and looking forward to reading your posts. Now get writing!
Jessica Jones


APINCSN said...

Thank you for your blog. I learned about it during a webinar earlier on toxic cosmetics. We have linked your blog to our page for our members who are AA and NHPI cancer survivors & caregivers, and we hope you like us on Facebook too! -

canalily said...

Great work you are doing. And what a terrific write-up. Thank you

philadelphia cancer hospital said...

Nice and happy to know that you are looking for guest blogs. I would contribute if any I come across informative stuffs you are looking for.
Nice sharing and keep posting.