Tap Cancer Out – Podcast Episode

When I was invited to go on the podcast channel “Hong Kong Confidential” to share my story, I had no idea I’d go that in-depth with how I lost my virginity and had an abortion at 15 years old.

The host of the podcast Jules Hannaford, also the author of “Fool Me Twice “, held space for me as I verbalized for the first time how shame and guilt contributed to a suicide attempt and over a decade of poor sexual state.  It was an emotional moment for me, considering how I had never told anyone in person prior to the interview.  (Yet, I broadcasted to everyone for the first time. Yes, I realize how that sounds.)  So ummm, Hi Mother, Hi Father, Hi Brothers… there it is… but hey, don’t worry, I’m good.  I feel enriched with wisdom today and more driven than ever to pursue a possible career in mental and sexual health.  I am very lucky to be presented with opportunities and am very lucky that I started seeing a psychologist last year.

Link to the podcast episode on HONG KONG CONFIDENTIAL


The title of the podcast was named Tap Cancer Out, influenced by the t-shirt I was wearing.  Please click on Tap Cancer Out to learn more about this Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Non-profit organization based in the USA.  They host fundraising tournaments, seminars and have an online shop for your BJJ needs.

Speaking of TCO, the warm, giving soul of Margot Ciccarelli offered to run a charity seminar to raise funds on my behalf, having learned that cancer continues to be a financial strain on me and my family.

Margot, founder of NomadicID.com , will be collaborating with TCO and Masterskya in Brooklyn, USA on May 26, hosting a charity seminar and raffling online coaching hours.  As stated in Margot’s public Facebook post, you may direct message her for details on how to donate thru PayPal.


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All I can say is that I’m blown away once again by people’s kindness, in all forms.

My friends behind Trybe and Aerial Arts Academy support me tirelessly through fundraisers and projects (and let me in during non-kiddie-germ time of course ๐Ÿ˜€ )  The pole dancing and movement community with Marlo, Kenneth, and Cherry, in particular, the fitness community in Hong Kong rallied by Tricia , her team at Goji Elite and my dear friends Ea, Xiomara and brother Andrew, Hong Kong’s movement community rallied by Andres, Dima, and Tracy – have all demonstrated that compassion is all we need to take action.

I sound like a broken record and “thank yous” don’t feel like they’re enough.  However, with each gratitude shown, I feel more motivated and focused to give back as much as I can on borrowed time.

Sincerely, Thank You.

and please don’t forget about Bone Marrow Donation.


My Fighting-Cancer-Fund Aid.  Thank you for supporting me and my quest to live on.

3 responses to “Tap Cancer Out – Podcast Episode”

  1. Jamie Zubia Avatar
    Jamie Zubia

    I wish I could be there to give you a big hug or could help in any way. You rock ELT!

    1. Emily Lola Tan Avatar

      There’s always a way to help ๐Ÿ˜‰ Big hugs J!

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