Saturday, December 3, 2011
I'm collecting cancer survivor stories in an online archive, thebigcvisualjournal.com. By 'story' I mean a record of you and your survivorship. Your entry can be anonymous, it can simply state, "you're still here' - or your entry can tell a story, happy, sad, how many years since your diagnosis, what's your favorite thing to do to celebrate. It can be simple, it can be long, there are no boundaries. My goal is to collecte one entry from all of the 11.9 million cancer survivors. I envision this to be an online collection and archive of survivors, all of us in one place.
Monday, November 28, 2011
I just discovered the "I'm Still Alive," series by artist On Kawara. He sent telegrams to friends stating he is "Still Alive." I just recently realized he's on Twitter now, tweeting he is "Still Alive." I think it's a nice sentiment, particularly if you're a cancer survivor.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The objective of this project, The Big C Visual Journal, is to collect all 11.9 million cancer survivor voices and store them on the site, thebigcvisualjournal.com, but I need your help.
Even if you aren't a cancer survivor, you know one, or maybe two, or heck three - forward this and ask them to fill out an online postcard. It can be anonymous.
I'm working towards making this a collection of survivor voices, a place for us be seen and heard. After treatment I started to wonder who's path I crossed if they were a survivor too. There's no way to tell and there's a lot of stories out there.
Ideas if you are stumped as to what to submit;
• Your state, your age, name totally optional, this site does NOT track/trace email addresses, no worries, I'm not that savvy and never intend to be, I'm just happy I got the background color I wanted!
• Tell us a story about surviving, treatment, diagnosis.
• Tell us how you spend your cancer-versary.
• Tell us anything you want, you just have to be a survivor to be a part of this collaborative.
Online 'postcards' can be filled out here http://thebigcvisualjournal.com/
Friday, November 4, 2011
It's been a long time since my last blog post here. Can that be true? Rest assured I'm actively and merrily collecting and documenting all 11.9 million cancer survivors entries, with all those to keep straight, it doesn't leave much time for blogging. But I wanted to tell you The SAMFund 2011 holiday cards are ready to order; http://thesamfund.org/holiday/index.html