Author. Zentangle enthusiast. Brain cancer haver.
About My Channel
Draw with Me on YouTube
After a brain cancer diagnosis, brain surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, I needed a new hobby to help me relax, avoid existential angst, and flex what was left of my creative muscle. That’s when I found Zentangling. I do my best to post Zentangle videos regularly on my YouTube channel, but sometimes my cat Izzy and chronic illness get in the way.
One Zentangle a Day
Following the Book
My videos aren’t a replacement for Beckah Krahula’s wonderful book, but they do give you a preview of its contents and a place to start. This is how I started Zentangling.
9 Easy Zentangle Patterns
In this video series I’m curating easy-to-draw Zentangle pattern sets. The first three pattern sets include organics and botanicals, lines and orbs, and hearts drawn on official Bijou tiles.
let’s hang out
Tangled Talk episodes are a tutorial-vlog hybrid where I fill you in on what’s happening with me. WARNING: Personal opinions included.
Emily’s Disability GoFundMe
My mom is having her basement updated so that we can live with her and be closer to my brother and sister-in-law. It is exciting, but it is also very expensive because many of the renovations I need will have to be ADA accessible. Please share this fundraiser or consider making a small donation.
Inktober 2020 Zentangle Tutorials
100 Things About Me
Tangled Talk Video Index
One Zentangle a Day Video Index
On Living with Chronic Illness
Figuring Out the Future When Illness is Your New Normal (Podcast)
Before anyone knew what was really wrong with me, when doctors had misdiagnosed me with fibromyalgia, I did an interview for WHYY’s The Pulse podcast. In hindsight, I’ve come to loathe the phrase “new normal.”
Brain Cancer Diaries: Jumping Cancer Hurdles with Emily Suess (Video)
No End in Sight: Episode 72 - Emily (Podcast)
Bankruptcy the Norm for American Cancer Patients (Article)
In an interview with Hub News contributor Laurie Garlington, I discuss my experiences with health and disability insurance in the United States as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) considers changes to its publicly funded model.
No Patient Left Behind (Article)
I was interviewed by Jeffrey Billman for a feature on No Patient Left Behind. We discussed how the healthcare system in the United States added an extra layer of financial trauma—even though I was insured—on top of the day-to-day challenges of living a life with brain cancer.