Lydia Slaby

Advocate, Speaker & Auhtor

Lydia Slaby is an advocate, speaker, and writer focused on empowering people, communities, and organizations faced with daunting change. She is an advisor to Chicago’s 2nd Story and serves on the boards of Critical Mass: the Young Adult Cancer Alliance and I AM THAT GIRL, an organization that helps young women around the world take ownership of their self-worth. She began a blog,, to share updates about her treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and continued after she was declared cancer-free to dispatch reports from the wilderness of survivorship. Recently transplanted from Chicago, she lives in Rhinebeck, NY with her husband and two beautiful cats. WAIT, IT GETS WORSE is her first book.