A queer woman’s story of surviving racism and cancer

Ericka Hart was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in May 2014 at the age of 28, she quickly realized that neither her identity as a queer black femme, nor her sex life as a survivor, was featured prominently in her treatment. She is an activist who shares her experiences as a queer Black cancer survivor on her website and in the media to educate and raise awareness of the ways that the typical breast cancer narrative erases Black women.

You can hear her share her story in this PBS special (from PBS Digital Studios First Person, hosted by Aaryn Lang). She also has a website with media, webinars and her podcast. Click the image below to view the episode.