Posts by Charlie Razook

Survivor

Charlie Razook lives in New York City with his dog Margot. He is represented by InkWell Management. He is the founder of Jackfir, a men’s skincare and lifestyle company.

How Cancer Changed My Perception of Masculinity

by Charlie Razook September 7, 2022

In a small white room outside of Rome, Italy, with nothing on the walls but a haunting crucifix, I was told: “Hai la leukemia linfoblastica acuta.” You have acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Alone in a foreign country, I immediately sensed how helpless I was. I needed to get home, and fast. I needed my friend to immediately scratch all her plans and take the train with me from Rome to Milan to grab my essential belongings.

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