September 18, 2020

Heavy Air, Heavy Hearts

The air is feeling heavy this month. Fires burning from my home county in California through the woods in Oregon and into our Washington backyard. I worry about the long-term…

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August 26, 2020

Fragile Human Bodies

We have hard time understanding how it feels to live inside a body that is not our own. This difficulty contributes to our human tendency toward being selfish. We also…

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August 13, 2020

Moving Beyond Stigma

As we move to the end of summer, further into this pandemic, and through the various healthcare topics Bree is addressing this year, I continue to return to the intertwined…

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July 30, 2020

Adapting to the Future

On day two of our Implementation Summit in June, I referenced a Radiolab podcast episode I heard in the beginning days of physical distancing that continues to stick with me. The reporter had come…

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July 8, 2020

More Than a Repair Shop

Our healthcare system serves as a trusted source of information; a safe space to discuss stigmatizing aspects of our lives; a place to be immunized against deadly viruses, have broken…

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June 11, 2020

Showing Up, Imperfectly

I have shown up perfectly zero percent of the time. One of my lifetime burdens is unlearning this desire for perfection. Perfect is not possible. This past week I have…

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June 5, 2020

Pride: The Power in the Personal

June is pride month. My feelings about pride today come from knowing that Stonewall was a riot led by trans women of color. These people that I will never know…

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June 2, 2020

Violence, Race, and Social Justice

  I am thinking about violence against people of color – violence from law enforcement and also violence from within the medical system. I am thinking about the deaths of…

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