"When I was diagnosed, I was in the worst place of my life. I was convinced it wasn’t me – I thought they must have made a mistake and swapped my petri dish accidentally. I thought 'I’m too young to die, I haven’t even released my first solo album yet'.

"I’m a musician and an artist, and before I was diagnosed I was producing so much work – I put my whole entire worth of myself on what I created. At first that was really difficult because I thought 'if I’m not creating stuff then what am I, who am I?'

"But what makes me 'me' isn’t the fact that I create stuff, I make music, I make art – what makes me 'me' is my spirit and my soul and my sense of humour and my feelings.

"I found it really difficult looking in the mirror and seeing my hair in patches. It took me about a week to start thinking 'oh, this bald look is actually really cool, I shouldn’t be ashamed of it'. It’s a sign of healing – chemo is an amazing thing that can kill cancer cells.

"I’ve been putting on glitter every time I go in for chemo, which I call my 'dragon transformation' – it’s like I’m going through a training programme (AKA chemo) to become as strong and fearless as a dragon. I always put on glitter and my shiniest, comfiest clothes for chemo and walk in there like I’m going to a party – it just makes me feel so much more fierce!

"It is hard looking at yourself in the mirror and not seeing 'you' as you see yourself on the inside, but that allows you go to much deeper. I’ve worked so hard to love myself throughout this process, love myself whatever state I’m in or what I’m able to do.

"You are enough just as you are. Even if you don’t want to wear glitter or colourful clothes – that’s enough too. Your identity is who you are on the inside, and that projects from the inside out."

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