On March 2, 2018, Niyati Tamaskar heard the words that would forever change the course of her life: “All three sites have tested positive for cancer.” How could this be happening to me? she wondered, numb. She was a thirty-four-year-old breastfeeding mother with a doting husband, fulfilling engineering job, and two children under four. Invasive ductile carcinoma though, doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care how old you are, how many kids you have, or how successful you’re supposed to be. Further complicating things, Niyati grew up in India, where many people consider cancer a taboo topic. With Unafraid, she has decided to do the unthinkable: talk about the c-word. The result is a transparent, no-holds-barred account of her diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Equal parts raw, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud absurd, Unafraid offers a gripping chronicle of one woman’s fight to assert her humanity and strength come hell or high water. There were many moments of despair and anguish, but they were eclipsed by the outpouring of love, support, and prayer Niyati received. Friends and family came together to make her battle surmountable—and even hopeful. Niyati’s story is one of courage, vulnerability, and having the gumption to laugh in the face of cancer.