Suleika Jaouad (pronounced: su-lake-uh ja-wad) is a 24-year-old writer, motivational speaker and healthy living advocate. Suleika writes the weekly New York Times column "Life, Interrupted" about her journey with cancer as a young woman.
For cancer patients like me, and for others who suffer from chronic or life-threatening illnesses, natural disasters don’t put health on the back burner. In fact, disasters like this one only add another layer of concern.
Posting Your Cancer on FaceBook - In the world of social media, we are our own self-portraitists. Our digital identity is doctored to show the best version of our lives. (Maybe a more apt name for Facebook would have been “Best Face” book.) It’s not a new observation to point out the disparities between our online identities and our real selves, but for me, as a cancer patient, that gap has never felt larger.