Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing more young adult voices! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Bekah!
Bekah is a writer, designer, and theatre maker who has a knack from not following the rules. She hails from the North Shore of Boston, MA. At 24 in 2013 she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia called CMML-2, and received a life-saving stem-cell transplant from an unrelated donor in September of 2013. For 11 months following the transplant she could be found living in quarantine from the world in her small apartment in Salem, MA with her youngest sister as her caregiver and best friend.
Fast forward to now: living a life in recovery can seem unending. But constantly searching for Beauty inside of a world most definitely tainted with Terror provides a profound launching point from which to go and live a second chance at life. As the saint-poet Rilke wrote at the tender age of his early 30s: “Let everything happen to you, beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” This continues to be her mantra to this day.