Episode 421: Are We Really Going To Talk About Pediatric Cancer? Yes! with Jessica Phillips Lorenz

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Be not afraid of the Cancer Mom! Writer and educator Jessica Phillips Lorenz sits down with Biz to discuss her daughter's cancer journey, Hugh Grant's performance in The Undoing, and the roller coaster of being used for scam bait. Plus, Biz braces herself.

Read Jessica's article RIP'd Off at MuthaMagazine.com and read her article My 10-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Needs You To Get The Covid Vaccine at Romper.com. Follow Jessica on Twitter @PlayPractice. You can donate to her Kids Walk for MSK Kids team for pediatric cancer research here.

Jessica recommends these resources:

Momcology
https://momcology.org/

American Childhood Cancer Organization
https://www.acco.org/
Coalition Against Childhood Cancer
https://cac2.org/

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Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.com

Dr. Jessica Clemmens – Instagram and her website

BLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org

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