Marissa is a breast cancer survivor who focuses primarily on Black and Brown women, educating them on navigating the healthcare system and defining life after cancer by helping them live their best lives regardless of the circumstance. She has teamed up with her friend and fellow breast cancer survivor, Jasmine Souers, and co-founded the first online community for women of color called For the Breast of Us.
Marissa’s Recommended Resources
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to create a world that understands there is more than one way to have breast cancer. To fulfill our mission of providing trusted information and a community of support, we offer on-demand emotional, practical, and evidence-based content that is meaningful to those newly diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, and living with metastatic disease.
Breast Cancer Baddies
A breast cancer community for women of color hosted by “For the Breast of Us.” Our mission at For the Breast of Us is to uplift women of color affected by breast cancer by sharing stories that educate, inspire and connect.
For the Breast of Us
A cancer diagnosis changes everything. As a woman of color, where do you go or who do you turn to when you’re in the midst of the fight of your life? You search online for stories and images of women who’ve gone through treatment and look like you, but you find little to nothing. Maybe you scroll down your timeline on social media, hoping to see a glimmer of hope in the face of other fighters and survivors, but you still yearn for something more.
That’s where “For the Breast of Us” comes in. Our mission is to empower women of color affected by breast cancer to make the rest of their lives the best of their lives through education, advocacy and community.