Pretty Girl Blues

An autobiography of Jearlean Taylor's life as a childhood cancer survivor.

Details

Title Pretty Girl Blues
Author Jearlean Taylor

 

Page Count 90
Publish Date July 20, 2013

Jearlean Taylor was born and raised in Southwest Baltimore, growing up in a happy home with her parents and five siblings. At two and a half years old, she developed Rhabdomysarcoma, a rare vaginal cancer, and doctors thought she wouldn't live beyond age three. Undergoing urostomy and colostomy surgery as a child, Jearlean's life has been a journey of unexpected challenges. She never imagined struggling with low self-esteem, shame, insecurity, and severe medical complications would lead to becoming a fashion model in her teens. Journaling her struggles would be a source of internal healing, which then became a book. The adversities Jearlean overcame allowed her to inspire, encourage, and share her testimony around the world.