52 Portraits 13: Mariah Cherem


Mariah is a librarian at the Ann Arbor District Library, a musician, and a triple-negative breast cancer survivor. In this podcast we talk about scarcity mindset vs abundance mindset, and how her role as librarian fosters the question of “How to get across an attitude of generosity or a feeling of abundance” to help people feel like there’s enough. She also shares about the many aspects of her experience fighting cancer: chemo, surgery, radiation, going through it without a belief in a particular god, thinking at one point the experience had just made her “kind of a dick”, and the freedom that comes with surrender. Enjoy!