Media

BAYS members have spoken about their experience navigating breast cancer diagnosis as a young person through many channels. Let us know how you tell your story too!

If you’d like to interview us or have us speak, please email us at info@bayareayoungsurvivors.org

In the News

  • BAYS members are active in the community. We write, blog, and cartoon about our experiences as young people with breast cancer to share our stories with others. We hike, climb, and fight like hell to raise awareness of breast cancer in young people. Here are some publications about our members and by our members that exhibit the range of our talents.

About Our Members

  • BY ANDREW STEINGRUBE
  • Good Times, Santa Cruz (November 8, 2016)
  • KPFA’s Nurse Rona Interview with BAYS Members, Janet Sollod and Catherine Williams.
  • KPFA (October 31, 2016)
  • BY RACHEL LEHMANN-HAUPT
  • Medium (October 31, 2016)
  • Michelle Griego speaks with Bay Area Young Survivors (B.A.Y.S.) representatives Meaghan Campbell and Catherine Williams during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • YouTube (Original Air Date October 23, 2016)
  • BY ELIZABETH WEISE
  • Glen Park Association (April 4, 2016)
  • BY JOSH BICKFORD
  • EastBayRI (November 17, 2015) )
  • KPFA (October 26, 2015)
  • KPFA (October 23, 2015)
  • BY MARTHA ROSS
  • San Jose Mercury News (October 22, 2015)
  • KRON 4 (October 20, 2015)
  • BY TERRA VERDE
  • San Jose Mercury News (October 23, 2015)
  • BY KPFA
  • KPFA (October 29, 2015) )
  • BY MARTHA ROSS
  • San Jose Mercury News (October 16, 2014)
  • BY ROBIN GIANATTASSIO-MALLE
  • (September 16, 2013)

Our Writing

  • We have published three books sharing our stories as we navigated our breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and life after. You can purchase them on Amazon by clicking the book image below.

By Our Members

  • BY MARY LADD
  • Walnut Creek Library Foundation (July 2020)
  • BY LAURIE WEED
  • The New York Times (October 2019)
  • BY MARY LADD
  • Wig Industries (October 2019)
  • BY MARY LADD
  • SF Chronicle (August 2019)
  • BY MARY LADD
  • LitHub (November 2017)
  • BY MARY LADD
  • Yahoo Health (September 2017)
  • BY MARY LADD
  • NewCo Shift (May 2017)
  • BY LAURIE POMERANZ
  • Breast Cancer Action (October 2015)
  • BY MEAGHAN CALCARI CAMPBELL
  • Press Release (September 2015)
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  • BY ANN KIM
  • Zocalo Public Square (May 2012)
  • BY ANN KIM
  • Saturday Evening Post (August 28, 2012)
  • BY ERIN HYMAN
  • J Weekly.com (September 20, 2012)
  • BY LOCHLANN JAIN
  • KPFA.org (January 25, 2011)
  • BY MICHELLE STEWARDSON
  • Yoga Journal (March/April 2005)
  • BY LOCHLANN JAIN
  • Cultural Anthropology (2007)
  • BY MIRIAM ENGELBERG
  • Harper Paperbacks (2006)
  • BY LAURIE HESSEN POMERANZ
  • Salon.com (December 4, 2010)
  • BY LOCHLANN JAIN
  • Representations (Spring 2007)
  • BY LAURIE HESSEN POMERANZ
  • The Mother Company (May 12, 2011)
  • BY KATIE JOZWICKI
  • Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Newsletter (November 2007)
  • BY JANE BRESNICK
  • Survivor’s Review Vol. III
  • BY LOCHLANN JAIN
  • San Francisco Chronicle (November 18, 2010)
  • For other pieces by Lochlann Jain, please click here

We have published three books sharing our stories as we navigated our breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and life after. You can purchase them on Amazon by clicking the book image below.

  • BY ROBIN GIANATTASSIO-MALLE
  • Samaritan Mag (April 30, 2012)
  • BY ROBIN GIANATTASSIO-MALLE
  • (September 16, 2013)
  • BY KIM HUGHES
  • Samaritan Mag (April 30, 2012)

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  • BY MIKEY JAYY
  • The Great Unknowns Podcast (February 18, 2011)
  • Self Magazine (September 2008)
  • BY PAUL RAEBURN
  • Self Magazine (February 2007)
  • BY JASON DOIY (PHOTO ESSAY)
  • BY ERIN ALLDAY
  • San Francisco Chronicle (September 4, 2006) 
  • BY MELISSA BLOCK
  • NPR, All Things Considered (June 29, 2006)
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KQED Forum with Michael Krasny (October 30, 2006)

  • BY JENNIFER HUGET
  • Washington Post (May 23, 2006)
  • ABC News 7 (March 8, 2006)
  • BY MICHAEL LERNER
  • Commonweal Newsletter (December 2005)
  • BY REBECCA FARMER
  • Breast Cancer Action Newsletter #86 (June 2005)
  • BY CARRIE SPECTOR
  • Breast Cancer Action Newsletter #78 (September/October 2003)
  • BY JASON DOIY (VIDEO ESSAY)

In spring of 2021, BAYS teamed up with Wildfiremagazine to publish an issue exclusively composed of stories from BAYS members. Wildfire founder, April Stearns, is a BAYS member. Click the link below to access this issue.