dancing in the dark

Do you ever have terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days? I know I do.

Deborah Cohan, a doctor at UCSF, has it a lot worse than I ever have. Scheduled for a double mastectomy, she decided to approach the scary, sad situation with a sense of humor — and some seriously badass dance moves. On the day of her surgery, she made the video above and asked others to tape themselves dancing to Beyonce too. “I have visions of a healing video montage,” she wrote. “Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?” Yes.

Watching this video warmed my heart inside and out. More importantly, it reminded me that misfortune is mutable. Positivity is power — and it’s contagious.


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