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Lisa Ray recalls ‘heartbreaking’ episode of being fired after losing hair due to cancer: ‘They wanted a girl with long hair’

Actor Lisa Ray, who was identified with a number of myeloma in 2009, took to social media on National Cancer Awareness Day on Tuesday and wrote about how she as soon as felt like she was “close to death”. The Kasoor actor spoke about how “cancer changed things” and the way popping out along with her analysis felt “cathartic”. She additionally identified how there have been some who weren’t as supportive. The actor shared that she was fired from a journey present after she embraced her ‘chemo cut’ as a result of they needed somebody with lengthy hair.

Part of Lisa’s submit learn, “I’d always been on the go. But while a part of me lived on the red carpet, the other craved spiritual peace- extreme ends! Like, I wanted to write a book. It helped me connect with myself. But with work, I never got to do it. But Cancer changed things. My stem cell surgery felt like being close to death & being reborn. But it helped me appreciate the life I had. I remember writing a blog about what it’s like living with cancer. Since the stigma had been so bad in south asian cultures, coming out felt cathartic. People appreciated my honesty too. Somehow, we all found courage in acceptance. After my treatment, I once tried wearing a wig for a public event but I found it to be ridiculous. I told myself, ‘Remove it’ & went all bald. It was all over the headlines but more than that, it was the most liberating thing I’d ever done.”

Lisa Ray recalled her firing and referred to as the episode “heartbreaking”. She wrote, “After chemo, I was a part of a travel show with my hair short. I called it a ‘chemo cut.’ But the channel replaced me. They wanted a girl with ‘long’ hair. It was heartbreaking.”

She additional wrote about her relapse, “I did go into remission only to relapse 3 years later. Things were different by then. I was getting married. I was shattered but I took it 1 day at a time. My body told me what to do & I listened. I went for a 3 week transformation program. I meditated, drank juices, ate sprouts, & introspected. I healed internally. And within months I beat cancer again & without the stem cell surgery.”

The author-actor additionally talked about that she has been most cancers free for 9 years. She concluded her notice by writing, “It’s been 9 years since then a lot has happened. I did more movies, wrote a book, raised cancer awareness, had kids, & did the unthinkable- found the courage to start an art platform! It’s ironic how a disease that usually brings the end to us changed my life completely & made me feel more alive than anything else ever did! #NationalCancerAwarenessDay.”

Lisa was lately seen on the Prime Video sequence Four More Shots Please.



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