I have now been dancing with a diagnosis of breast cancer for 8 months. The process is like getting unpeeled, and then unpeeled again, and again. Many parts of the unpeeling are quite unappealing, and yet what is revealed underneath is precious fruit. As I lose what I did not know I even had, I begin to appreciate with fierce wonder. I feel my essential nature underneath what has been lost. The journey is a gift I would not wish on anyone, but a gift nonetheless. My work cannot help but be informed and transformed by cancer. I am graced by this, and excited about this. I am ever more direct, precise, playful, spacious, and able to connect with the essence of things. I look forward to sharing the fruits that only an unpeeling can give.