We feature quarterly focus pieces, also called TAAF Talks, designed to give the community something it’s craved for years: answers to common questions from each affected community. It’s not the clinician’s thoughts in January, mixed with your aunt’s ideas from 1987, plus the survivor you met online last week trying to help you puzzle through the question What should I really say to my employer after my treatment?. Rather, TAAF Talks cover a single topic from three specific and separate perspectives, survivor, clinician and care team member/s all in the same place at the same time. Like I said, different, and we believe special too.
Additionally, TAAF Talk Magazine offers monthly editorials from the community in our Soapbox section. This content ranges in topic and author, and as we've branched out, has included authors, musicians, poets, artists and interviews from around the world.
And lastly TAAF Talk Magazine offers interactive weekly opportunities to share special dates of celebration and remembrance, or YOU Day posts. These are things like Annie-versaries, AVMembrances, memorials or ANY day that is special enough to you to be celebrated with us.
TAAF Talk Magazine is one of my longest running “heart projects,” a dream several years in the making, a gift that would have been impossible without the grace and grit of our team. I want to thank them for believing in the magazine enough to share of themselves and of their time. Finally, and only because you save the best for last when you write these things, I want share a special thanks for my friend and TAAF Talk Magazine’s Managing Editor, Nancy Nauman. I always say that service is healing; you keep holding my hand and living it.
-Dina Chon, Editor in Chief