Posts by Aly Senko

Survivor, Ewings Sarcoma

My name is Aly Senko, I originally hail from New Hampshire, but now live in Washington DC as a 2020 graduate of The Catholic University of America, where I studied History, Politics, and European Studies. I love my school have enjoyed getting involved in the academic world and participating in all types of student leadership, especially Orientation and Peer mentorship. I am a traveler and adventurer at heart, and in the future hope to spend a year of service in South America followed by a graduate degree in Europe. I also love swimming, yoga, Irish dancing, photography, baking, and taking care of my plants. I was diagnosed with a Ewings sarcoma last January and went through chemo, radiation, and surgery at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and finished treatment October 2019.  

Body Positivity with Cancer is Kind of Bullsh*t

by Aly Senko July 25, 2020

I can take all of these past statements that helped me make peace with my body and be gentle with her during cancer, and change them to the future tense. I love my feet for the adventures they will soon take me on, my eyes for the beauty they have yet to see, and my belly for the jokes it has yet to laugh at.
If mainstream messages of self-love and body positivity leave you feeling left out: do not fret. You still are, and always will be, worthy of self-compassion, grace, and hope.

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