OUT50 Broward: Bernadette Zizzo - The Cancer Survivor

Photo by Brittany Ferrendi.

Openly lesbian Bernadette Zizzo kicked breast cancer in the butt and she’s been riding that energy into staying active and social.

When she’s not giving back to the community at her co-owned Wilton Manors gallery Art Frenzie, Zizzo is singing her heart out at her weekly karaoke nights at gay adult entertainment bar Boardwalk.

“I always promote diversity,” she said, noting people of all genders and sexualities come out to sing. “I always promote the love, peace, and bringing people together.”

Her Sunday night karaoke sessions bring nostalgia to the band she was in four years ago, Altered Ego. Her group played for years at various gay pride events like Stonewall Pride.

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago and spending the majority of that time in treatments, Zizzo has a handful of projects going on. She’s currently organizing a quality of life program to help people with autism by providing haircuts, facials and more. She’s also working on a magazine meant for all with a focus on diversity and education.

Zizzo sticks to her motto: “Stay humble and kind. Stay positive. Give good vibes. All you need is love — that’s all you need for life.”

 

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