Beloved Muse | Erin Plum on Life After Cancer

Beloved Muse | Erin Plum on Life After Cancer

Erin Plum is a New York City based breast cancer survivor and advocate. She shares her journey on her instagram account in hopes of inspiring others.

"Showing up as your honest self is your greatest strength."

What is beauty to you?
The confidence to show up as your honest self in every stage of life - young/old/sick/well etc.

How do you stay connected to your roots?
Having cancer taught me a lot about loss. It stripped away a lot of my outward beauty (hair, etc.) But what it left me with was a greater understanding of who I am at my core--with or without the aesthetics.

What do you wish someone would have told you to teach you self-love?

"Lean in to your broken moments because they will teach you how strong you actually are."

What inspires you to create and where do you get inspiration from?
Inspiration is everywhere. Recently, I've been most inspired by how the body heals after loss, the sights and sounds of New York City, and reading memoirs of people who are brave enough to ask life's hard questions.

Recently, I've been most inspired by how the body heals after loss, the sights and sounds of New York City, and reading memoirs of people who are brave enough to ask life's hard questions.


What wellness rituals do you practice?
Getting outside daily to feel the sun on my skin is essential. I also love a soak in the tub after a long run, allowing my muscles to relax and rest.

What life philosophy or mantra do you live by?
Showing up as your honest self is your greatest strength.

What is one beauty practice, tool or product you wish to never do without?
The Revlon Blow Dry Brush has been a life saver for my post-chemo hair. I love it so much.

BELOVED MUSE is a YAWONI series featuring inspirational creative women who share their thoughts on beauty, wellness and self-love.

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