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Melissa McAllister

A creative introvert who mistakenly thought she was an extrovert. A seeker of sorts and purveyor of "me toos". When she's not writing - she's loving on her peeps and furbabies. Friendship, nature and a good antidepressant are her lifesavers.

10 Most Shared of 2017

2017 wasn’t the best year overall.  Too much loss, too many unfortunate events and ...

What’s the Matter with Fran Visco?

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) is underway and many advocates in the community are ...

Our #GIVINGTUESDAY List

It’s Giving Tuesday! Are you having a difficult time deciding where to make your ...

Art Continues To Reflect My Cancer Journey

In August 2016 we interviewed Marianne Duquette Cuozzo, a New York artist who had ...

We Lose #113ADay in the United States

Truth This summer, followers and friends of The Underbelly submitted their selfies with their age and ...

15 Things NOT to Say

We’re sharing 15 of the dumbest, most thoughtless things people say to women (and ...

Letter from The Editor

Melissa here, with an important reminder about The Underbelly and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ...