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“What Does Care Mean to You?”: Bridging Gaps in Young Adult Women’s Cancer Care

Friday, 30 September, 2022

Women's and Gender Studies Brown Bag

“What Does Care Mean to You?”: Bridging Gaps in Young Adult Women’s Cancer Care

Presented by Dr. Amanda Gray Rendón, Women's and Gender Studies

Friday, September 30th, 2022
12:00-1:00 pm 
In person in McGannon Hall, Rm 144 

(masks encouraged)

or join virtually via zoom. For zoom link, please email

Everyone is welcome!

Each semester the Department sponsors a brown bag series at which speakers present their research and engage the audience in discussion about the topic. The topics vary, as do the disciplines of the speakers and the points of view they represent. These informal settings provide unique and wonderful opportunities to learn about the range of Women's and Gender Studies scholarship and to meet students and faculty with similar interests.  

About this talk: Dr. Gray Rendón explores young adult women’s unique cancer experiences and their individual care needs while considering themes from Audre Lorde’s, The Cancer Journals. In focus groups and one-on-one interviews, researchers asked participants to define care, provide examples of care they received, and consider the role of women caregivers during and after their treatment. Care narratives emerged that illuminate Lorde’s contemporary relevance, such as the necessity of “psychic time or space” for emotional healing and women’s transformation of silence into language and action.
Sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Department