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:
Check out Theresa’s book! It Feels Good To Be Yourself is available now wherever books are sold.
Our book You’re Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You’re Winning at Parenting! is available wherever books are sold.
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Therapy for Black Girls – Therapyforblackgirls.com
Dr. Jessica Clemmens – Instagram and her website
BLH Foundation – borislhensonfoundation.org
The Postpartum Support International Warmline – 1-800-944-4773 (1-800-944-4PPD)
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USA text 741741
Canada text 686868
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National Sexual Assault: Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Our advocates are available 24/7 at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) in more than 200 languages. All calls are free and confidential.
They suggest that if you are a victim and cannot seek help, ask a friend or family member to call for you.
Teletherapy Search: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/online-counseling
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