The Roots

Tameka Johnson, a retired Special Educator, mother of one, and blogger, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the age of 13.  Eighteen years into remission, she received the diagnosis stage II HER2-positive, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in 2013, at age 31. The disease remained in remission from 2013-2016 when her doctors confirmed that her cancer had metastasized to her left lung and collar bone.  After being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in 1994, Tameka knew that it would be her God-given purpose to share her story with the world.

Due to the progression of the disease in 2016, Tameka had to begin chemotherapy for another 4 months and is now stage IV. Currently, she receives treatment to maintain that stability of the disease. Although, she remains what the doctor calls stable her doctors have confirmed that the disease has traveled to her spine.

It was not until 2013 that Tameka began to share her life and story with others through her blog Evolving Soul; the spiritual, personal, and soul evolution of a young woman that is thriving despite her diagnosis and current battle with breast cancer. Tameka remains hopeful that a cure will soon be developed and that she will live a long and prosperous life with her daughter London.

In the early parts of her re-diagnosis, she realized she had to change her mind about Breast Cancer. She couldn’t be angry at it anymore, she had to learn to see life and things differently each day. She decided that she had to use cancer the way that it was using her. She had to make an example out it.

While cancer threatened to end her life, it’s renewed her and has given her a purpose to encourage and strengthen others. To get here, Tameka had to persevere and understand that there was something more significant to come through her battle and that something is her story. Through a combination of courage, faith, and personal evolution- Tameka uses her story to empower others while becoming the woman; God intends for her to be.



A Survivor's Journey

image (1).png

Let The Pressure Make You A Diamond

My best friend called me a couple of weeks ago and asked me if I thought I had everything I needed to get through the storms I’ve been through. My answer to her was yes but if she would have asked me the same question during my first battle with breast cancer, I probably would have said no. Through life’s experiences, I had become so broken and fearful that I had lost confidence in myself and God. How could God make something that was so broken? I doubted my ability to get me

Time to Switch Gears

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m hard on myself. Perfection is what I aspire to achieve but we all know that perfection really doesn’t exist. I hold myself to the highest standards and I beat myself up about the smallest things. My fears are triggered by the unknown and I clam up at the sight of success. God would tell me the direction I needed to go in and I will clam up at the unknown. How long are you going to hold on to your fears? At what point does your faith come in?

No Longer Fitting Where You Were

In the last 6 years, I've experienced some major changes in my life and within myself. From being diagnosed with breast cancer twice to losing the relationship I thought was forever. Initially, I was really resistant to the changes. I wanted things to stay the same because it is where I was comfortable and where I thought I was happy. When I began to do some self reflection, God revealed the person I had become and it wasn’t pretty. The pains of my past were holding me hostag

Shifting From Survivor to Evolver

When I thought about writing my book as a teenager, blogging was not even something that was a “thing”. My plan was to write the book and that’s it…not! When my cousin initially talked me into blogging, I had decided that the blog posts would be specifically about my cancer journey. That’s how I got started with my initial blog site “A Survivor’s Story”. I did not mind letting people see that part of my life, so I wrote about it. However, this was not always the case. When I


Subscribe Form

Thanks for submitting!