Julie Shinners: It took real tragedy to open myself up to vulnerability.

Julie Shinners is a blogger and public speaker, based in Toowoomba, who found her voice when she was trying to deal with the fallout from a diagnosis of, and treatment for, breast cancer. During her treatment Julie started her blog, Boob In A Box, where she writes about her experiences, thoughts and journey with cancer. What started as individual therapy, morphed into a community who open up about their lives every day. Here Julie opens up about that journey – the experience of living a life in remission, and the tragedy of four miscarriages. She shares her story of how those experiences have allowed her to open herself up to vulnerability and to accepting herself.