Jen Sotham

Jen Sotham is a freelance journalist and screenwriter/director. She was working as a university professor in Busan, South Korea, where she lived for almost a decade, when she was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in 2014. Still doing battle with the beast, Jen has since returned to New York, where she has been using her voice to share her story through film, essays and her blog,

Defining Cancer Survivorship

November 04, 2017

When does a patient become a survivor of cancer? Some believe it’s at the moment of diagnosis, but others disagree.

Oh, the Places You Won't Go: Being Grounded by Cancer

September 05, 2017

A cancer diagnosis robs us of many things. For an avid traveler, its like a bird being trapped in a cage.

A Life Less Cancery

August 14, 2017

A cancer diagnosis and treatment can take over your whole world. Here are a few ways to reclaim parts of your life and ease some of the emotional stress that cancer brings.

Food vs. Cancer, or Cancer vs. Food?

July 05, 2017

Cancer not only wages war on our bodies, but also our relationships with food. Are cancer-fighting diets really the answer?