Episode Thirty-Three

A Woman First: Walking to Find a Cure for Breast Cancer with Priscilla Muntemba Taylor


"You're still gonna have those challenges, you're still gonna have to face them. So don't try to hide yourself in your friends' influence and all of that stuff. You still have that and that's great, but you have to know who you are."

In this first half of our conversation with Priscilla, she introduces us to her family and life as a woman, daughter, sister, friend, wife and mother. But it's her identity as an activist that brings her to our show.

“We want to believe that maybe she is better off, and sometimes for our selfish reasons, we wanted her here. Because she was our friend.”

For the past decade, Priscilla has walked almost every year in the Avon 39 Walk to End Breast Cancer. She is looking forward to a day when she doesn’t need to fundraise anymore, her "retirement day," when a cure is finally found. In this episode, hear how Priscilla’s fight turned from personal to "intimate," and why she still continues to walk year after year.

Tune in next week for the conclusion of this conversation, when we hear how Priscilla's efforts are continuing and how you can join her team to fundraise and support survivors.