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|Yoko is a Breast Cancer Survivor, professor, and the founder of Heal in Heels. In our conversation, we discuss Yoko’s story, the blog she authored to document her treatment, as well as how she uses uses work in fashion to create functional garments.Yoko is from Nagoya, Japan. She moved to New York to pursue graduate studies in Economic. Then, she found a career teaching at colleges in New York City. At 36, she discovered a lump on her breast while in the shower. A few weeks later, the lump was still there. However, because of her healthy lifestyle and lack of family history of cancer, Yoko had no clue that she was facing a stage 1B diagnosis of Hormone Positive and HER2+ Breast Cancer.