The Malignant Ginger

I'm Jojogingerhead, a 31 year old artist & musician based in Brighton (UK) satirically documenting the highs and lows of my secondary triple negative breast cancer diagnosis. Trying to see the light in a dark and scary situation without using the words fight, battle, journey or survivor.

A mantra for the present and a Timehop from the past

Every morning I’m greeted with an alert on my phone from this Timehop app I’ve downloaded. It shows you photos and statuses from Facebook that you posted exactly 1 year ago or 2 years ago […]

Mar, 29

I am cancer woman.

It appears that I made the local rag a couple of days ago. They published a story about my friend Nicole who was badly trolled after she set up a petition calling for Clarkson to […]

Mar, 27

Lucky international happy pants day of the solar eclipse

Yesterday it was the International Day of Happiness and the only solar eclipse until 2026. It was also my friend and avid blogger Sarahs birthday (happy erm 21st?) and the day I started on a […]

Mar, 21

Liver a little and painfully laugh a lot

I’m home and recovering from the delightful liver biopsy this morning. The procedure took place under local anaesthetic whilst I was wide awake and lying on my side. The doctor used an ultrasound machine to […]

Mar, 19

Computer says no (I’m not a BRCA mutant)

Today I received my BRCA1/2 gene test results, they were negative. As I hurriedly opened the letter from the geneticist at Guys Hospital and took in the the word ‘negative’, I had that sketch from […]

Mar, 17

Berylhead says FUCK CANCER by raising money for cancer treatment

  My brothers awesome girlfriend Jess has set up a crowd funding page for me to try and raise some funds for my cancer treatment (and if you’re wondering who the hell Berylhead is, find […]

Mar, 14

Cuts to the Cancer Drugs Fund vs Jeremy Clarkson

  I had my first follow up appointment with my oncologist on Monday since my secondary breast cancer diagnosis back in January. I got the results from a recent CT scan and bone scan. It […]

Mar, 12