Xeni Jardin

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About Xeni Jardin

Internet-based journalist since the 1990s, focused right now on technology, human rights, and how to transform where we all are now into the world we want our children to inherit. I'm one of the people who run Boing Boing (we're a leaderless collective of 5 or so people). Breast cancer diagnosis: December 1, 2011, pre-Obamacare, on a single freelancer's salary. I receive ongoing medical treatment (from real doctors, not woo-peddlers) to prevent recurrence, and ongoing treatment for how cancer treatment damaged me (I lost a handful of important body parts I really liked, and experienced permanent damage in various ways, it's cool, i'm alive, but it's challenging). Rebuilding life. Clearing away past wreckage. I am grateful for your support. You allow me to write and speak freely. I try to share what I believe is important, in the swirling noise, with the intent of helping others. You allow me to contribute what I can, where I can, when I can, and be supported for that work by a supportive community of awesome patrons. That's you. So thank you.
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I was diagnosed with breast cancer on December 1, 2011, and inadvertently live-tweeted my diagnosis that day. Multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and long-term drug treatment followed, to kill cancer and prevent it from regenerating. Now, I explore in tweets, video, and blog posts the strange depths of the series of medical and spiritual challenges that come with cancer. I continue the work I've done since the late 1990s, too: writing about technology, global culture, and human rights.

Your support helps me work online and clear the residual personal financial wreckage that resulted from having cancer in America, pre-Obamacare. Even with ACA, having cancer in America is financially devastating if you're a freelance indie creative single working female who earns what she produces. For many of my fellows with cancer, the financial blow is irreversible within their lifetime. I'm working with professional help to be the exception to that rule, so that my quality of life can be as awesome as possible.

I continue ongoing cancer recurrence prevention treatment my life depends on one day at a time, and I want to continue being a creative person bringing something good into the world one day at a time. Thanks for helping me kick ass and focus on doing my part to be of service to you, my fellow humans— and to our beloved country. Love will prevail. 

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt
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