Posted on:April 12, 2013
I have started a new project to put a face on a disease that has impacted all of our lives. A linguist told me Squirrels is the hardest word in the English language to say. I am producing a collection of stories about things that are difficult to talk about called Squirrels Stories. The first group will be audio portraits in the first person and some multimedia pieces of people talking about living with cancer. I want to create an online community where everyone can hear the strengths and hanrdships of individuals facing this disease. A person’s voice cuts right through in a way that nothing else can. It reaches people in a universal way.
I cannot think of anyone who has not had personal dealings with cancer. It could be you or your parent or your uncle or your friend. My hope is that those who are sick will find comfort in hearing the voice of someone in the same boat, and those who are not will be able to better understand what our friends and family members are confronting.
So I am doing this. I am excited about it. I hope you are excited too. There is a need for a place where people can have an honest conversation about disease. Nobody should have to face this alone.
Please check out my video here http://igg.me/at/SquirrelsStories/x/2656094 and help spread the word. Come on, let's do this.