Candlelight Conversations Volume 2: Jessica Florence
Jessica Florence was diagnosed with stage 3A breast cancer on May 25, 2016 at the age of 22. She stands today a survivor, stronger and more fierce than ever!
SHARING YOUR STORY AND OWNING YOUR TRUTH IS SO IMPORTANT! HOW DO YOU PROMOTE AUTHENTICITY?
As a survivor I put my modesty aside and posted as many photos and videos of myself going through cancer on Instagram to create preparedness for women going through similar situations. I want my followers to share the journey with me so I did it by being vulnerable, open, and honest about my my struggles to promote authenticity. There is no progress without a process.
HOW DO YOU PRACTICE SELF-CARE AND SELF LOVE?
I always start my day out with a mini mediation. When going through cancer it’s so easy to get caught up mentally and emotionally. You begin to overthink the anxiety and stresses of life all over again and simple meditation always puts me right back on track. Exercising and pampering is also a way I promote self care/love because treating the body right and loving yourself.
“The beauty is in the fight.”
NEEDLESS TO SAY, WE ARE BIG PROPONENTS OF AROMATHERAPY? WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SCENTS?
My favorite scents are lavender and peppermint. Two of the most relaxing scents when dealing with stress and anxiety.
YOUR STORY IS ONE THAT PERSONIFIES COURAGE AND RESILIENCE. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHERS WHO ARE STRIVING TO OVERCOME AN OBSTACLE OR FIND THE BEAUTY IN THEIR BROKENNESS?
My advice is to keep getting up ! The beauty is in the fight. Your strength and resilience is what makes you beautiful. Knowing that aspect makes anything you’re going through all worth while.
WHO DOESN'T NEED A INSPIRATION? WHAT INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS DO YOU TURN TO FOR YOUR DAILY DOSE OF INSPO?
I’m usually following other survivors, curly beauty pages, makeup and food pages. Once you go through cancer you find some new sort of lifestyle and I usually resort to these types of pages for daily living.
WE WOULD LOVE TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW YOUR JOURNEY! HOW CAN WE STAY CONNECTED WITH YOU?
You can follow me @geneva_la_jade on Instagram or send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org