Story from her feature in Glamour Magazine, Sept 2015
Jensen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31, started Flattopper Pride—a nonprofit that provides a community for queer cancer patients and others to explore and express their experiences with cancer. It also supports those who have had a mastectomy and choose not to undergo reconstruction (like Jensen) and encourages them to live proudly in their bodies. "There is nothing shameful to hide," she says. "The fact of the matter is that every person should feel comfortable in their skin."
Emily's sister, Sarah Jensen writes, "for Emily, being in university was part of the healing process. In fact, she chose to go back to school after finishing treatment to find theoretical frameworks to incorporate the felt experiences of breast cancer, gender, and queer identity.
~Check back here soon for Emily's full story in CHID's Autumn Newsletter