Christine Handy is a Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Breast Cancer survivor. Her harrowing experience of debilitating illness and triumph uplifts and inspires audiences of all types. Her personal journey from a world of superficiality to a world of friendship, loyalty, and love encourages her listeners to be their best selves in all aspects of life. Christine’s motto: There is always purpose in pain.
Christine’s challenges with illness and cancer led her to write her first novel, Walk Beside Me, which immediately became a best seller and is now in its second publishing. It is a beautifully written story of one woman’s descent into the darkest depths of self-pity and depression and her ultimate ascent into a bright new day of power, self-confidence, and happiness.
Already an internationally accomplished print model of forty years, Christine just recently started working as a runway model in New York Fashion Week, Miami Swim Week and soon Paris Fashion Week. She has appeared as a breast cancer advocate and expert on radio and television programs. Her story has been highlighted in publications such as Forbes, Medium, Disruptor Magazine, Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Fashion Magazine Online, Healing Touch, Town & Style, Inner Realm, American Volksport, The Art of Healing, Kindred Spirit, Outreach Magazine and Missouri magazine.
Christine is passionate about empowering women. She also serves on the board of three non-profits, including Ebeauty, a charitable wig exchange program dedicated to improving the quality of life for women undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Christine is the mother of two amazing sons and lives in Miami, Florida. She is currently traveling nationwide for speaking engagements and writing her next book, a sequel to Walk Beside Me.