A Selfie of Pink Thoughts

By Nikki Bednall (UK)

“This portrait shows me taking a selfie during chemotherapy.  My strongest memories are: my view through the hospital window when I was admitted for neutropenic sepsis, the end of treatment bell which I longed to ring and the injections; 52 in total which I had to give myself daily during chemotherapy.  The background flowers and hearts are sketched from a Mother’s day card from my Son and Daughter and I am grateful to be able to wallow in the glory of motherhood after a struggle to still be here.  I like how this sketch is both real and surreal at the same time.  This is how cancer feels to me.”

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