Suleika  Jaouad

Suleika Jaouad

Suleika Jaouad is an Arab-American journalist, blogger, women's health advocate and cancer survivor. She is the founding author of the Emmy Award-winning New York Times series "Life, Interrupted." Suleika started writing and videotaping her experiences navigating the health care system as a young woman living with cancer within weeks of her diagnosis. At age 23, in the Spring of 2012, she became one of the youngest New York Times journalists, and began writing her column "Life, Interrupted", from the bone marrow transplant unit at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center.

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Suleika Jaouad (pronounced: su-LAKE-uh ja-WAD) (born July 5, 1988) is an Arab-American journalist, blogger, women's health advocate and cancer survivor. She is the founding author of the Emmy Award-winning New York Times series "Life, Interrupted".

Suleika's career aspirations as a foreign correspondent were cut short when, at age 22, less than a year after graduating from Princeton with highest honors, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Over the course of the past three years, Suleika has under gone dozens of rounds of chemotherapy, a life-saving clinical trial and a bone marrow transplant. But cancer didn't stop her from pursuing her dreams to become a writer.

Suleika started writing and videotaping her experiences navigating the health care system as a young woman living with cancer within weeks of her diagnosis. At age 23, in the Spring of 2012, she became one of the youngest New York Times journalists, and began to writing her column "Life, Interrupted", from the bone marrow transplant unit at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center.

Through her column, an accompanying video series, photography and social media, Suleika has become a pioneer in new approaches to science and health journalism. She has also written for Glamour Magazine, Women's Health, and the Huffington Post. She is has contributed to NPR's Talk of The Nation and All Things Considered and has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC News, Everyday Health and NY1. Her unique fashion sense has also garnered the attention of fashion designers such as Prabal Gurung, who named Suleika the first
muse in his Monday Muse series.

Suleika is an Angel Ambassador to Gabrielle's Angel Foundation and has gained support and praise for her work by celebrities, influencers, and trend setters such as Katie Couric, Denise Rich, Smokey Robinson, Lance Armstrong, Kim Kardashian, and Arianna Huf]ington.

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