100 Stories of Cancer

100 Stories interweaves individual experiences with a shared goal of opening up conversation. The stories are written by 100 different people who have experienced cancer in some way. Each story is accompanied by an image of the person who wrote it, created with the Cancer On Board symbol. Flick through the book to see the images become clearer as the stories get longer, providing a visual representation of the length of story told. The stories themselves are moving, hopeful and authentic, and are all based around the central concept – normalising speaking about cancer, without fear of judgement. 100 Stories is about cancer, but it’s also so much more than that. It’s about talking, sharing and connecting, and doing so through adversity, but also in spite of it. It’s about feeling less alone, no matter what life throws at you. It’s about listening and learning, and creating a world where people feel comfortable to share what they’ve been through, without fear of judgement.

‘This revelatory, moving and ingeniously structured book will make readers think and become readier to talk about cancer, a subject that is, for many, still wrapped in silence. It is a book for anyone whose life has been affected by the disease directly or indirectly – a book, in other words, for everyone.’

- Kate Kellaway, The Observer Critic

ISBN 978-1-9162965-1-0
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Helena Traill © 2021.
London, United Kingdom.