Caring for Cynthia
Amy Blackburn

Caring for Cynthia is a photographic essay about breast cancer, community, and caring. This visual educational tool illuminates private moments of breast cancer survival from a caregivers perspective. Caring for Cynthia acknowledges real conversations about breast cancer and care-giving, making it possible for those diagnosed to move from the shame of diagnosis to centerdness in a responsive community built around vulnerability. Through Caring for Cynthia's short stories and photography, a caregivers feelings of helplessness and uncertainty are transformed into the feeling of being a valued companion on a privileged journey with a loved one.