Episode 32 – Cancer’s Landscape: Jennifer Langille

Hosted by Laura Hughes 

This episode sponsored by Deuter

Jennifer Langille has been living and offroading in a Jeep, photographing and interviewing those impacted by cancer and finding parallels between the landscape she experiences on the road and the landscape navigated by those impacted by cancer.

For Jennifer, you’ll hear that things came together over a couple of years, culminating with her decision to live and offroad in her Jeep for long stints at a time, and it’s this life on the road that has not only allowed her project to take place, but her perspective as a traveler has enriched the photography work she’s doing now.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why Jennifer decided to live out of her Jeep for her project, Photos That Unite
  • How she got involved with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • The two experiences that showed her she could live full time on the road
  • How Jennifer finds people to interview for her project
  • Jennifer’s thoughts on the power of story-telling, especially tough stories
  • The loneliness of being a cancer patient
  • Jennifer’s insights on the parallels between wildfires and navigating cancer
  • How Jennifer practices self care on the road
  • About the book Jennifer is creating as a result of this project
  • How this project has impacted her perception of doing things your own way

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Photography by Jennifer Langille / @jennifer.langille
Photography by Jennifer Langille / @jennifer.langille
Photography by C.T. Bell @charlestbell for Blue Ridge Overland Gear
Photography by Jennifer Langille / @jennifer.langille
Photography by Jennifer Langille / @jennifer.langille
Photography by Jennifer Langille / @jennifer.langille
Photo by @jennifer.langille / I woke up at 4:45 to watch the Tetons come alive before my eyes. The landscape around these majestic mountains challenged me. Roads quickly wash-out, wild-life that can actually eat you and held hostage by mosquitos. The appreciation I have for my compact adventure home on the off-road is as high as Grand Teton itself!

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