My grandmother was a gifted seamstress, and taught me to sew doll clothes as soon as I could reach the foot pedal on her old Singer. Through my teens and college, I took sewing classes, fashion programs at Rhode Island School of Design, and designed and made my own clothes. Years after receiving a degree in Fashion Merchandising, my own health experiences led me to a complete career change to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic West. After practicing for 15 years, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Losing my hair was the most upsetting part of my cancer treatment, but the challenge of disguising it changed my life in ways I never imagined, and brought me full circle to create something that heals on another level.
I learned to wrap head scarves to look like a fabulous accessory, not just a quick way to hide my hair loss. The resulting compliments boosted my self-esteem during a time when I was afraid of losing my identity. In the process, I created TurbanDiva© Designs - timeless accessories with endless possibilities. Each piece can be styled to suit your mood, from business chic or Bohemian casual to sophisticated evening wear.
I'm celebrating my ninth year of thriving beyond cancer, sharing TurbanDiva© Designs with women worldwide. I look forward to the day when the only reason women wear them is for fashion. In the meantime, it's my mission to make the difficult ordeal of medical hair loss less stressful, and help women feel beautiful always.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, I focused on the high chances of recovery. I imagined myself a warrior in a