Mike Hooves is a non-binary illustrator, animator, designer, and filmmaker from Calgary, Alberta. They were recently diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer and are capturing their experiences in a blog and graphically through IG.
The moment I found that weird lump I was filled with a dread that wouldn’t go away. It relentlessly gnawed at my mind, and writhed in my stomach. “It’s cancer” it would say, but I waved it away and tried to focus on whatever funny tiktok I was watching. The worst was trying to fall asleep and having to sit with and quell this relentless feeling. It was unlike any other anxiety I experienced before.
More about Mike and their breast cancer experience here.
You can also contribute to Mike’s GoFundMe here.