Susan DiPronio lives in Philadelphia where she founded Pink Hanger Presents, which is dedicated to giving voice to the unique life experiences of women. She is a published writer of poems, plays and essays and a photographer. Susan has been featured in articles on the struggles of those affected by breast cancer in the LGBT community in Curve, U.S. News and World Report and Cancer Today. There is an extensive history of breast cancer in her family including her mother, two aunts, three cousins and a niece all diagnosed with breast cancer. She strives to support those affected directly and as caregivers in whatever capacity she is able.
A breast cancer fighter/survivor, Susan's poetry has appeared in Sinister Wisdom, Corset Magazine, The Avocet, Defenestration, and Spillway, a literary journal. She has received awards for her silver-gelatin photography at Fleisher Art Memorial, The Plastic Club and Project Basho. A personal essay: “Damaged: A journey of healing from sexual assault” is included in the book The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse.
As a recipient of the Transformation Award from the Leeway Foundation in 2013, the Art for Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation in 2007, a 5-County Arts Fund co-recipient in 2008, and an honorarium from Philadelphia Fight in 2012 she continues to fight as an artist for social change.