Hospital Systems Around the World

I have been in Mexico, working at the Hospital de la Mujer now for 3 weeks. They have been very kind and accommodating to me, letting me talk to patients, staff, the quality department, taking me on tours of the state hospitals IMSS, ISSSTE. Feeding me. Allowing me to sit in on

Stranger in a Strange Land

I have been to Mexico multiple times in the past, usually in Cancun, Isla Mujeres, or Tulum.  I’ve brought my whole family to Mexico, swam with the whale sharks, seen Chichen Itza, gone to Excaret for the shows–it’s amazing, done an immersion school and home stay. Once I went to Tijuana with

Bienvenidos a Mexico

Three years ago I started school for my Master of Public Health. I love public health people and the problems they are inspired to work on. I love the curriculum, I wanted to take ALL the classes. I needed to find an internship and I feel like I know a ton of

2022 and it’s still COVID!

When 2020 was happening, we were all wishing it would end, confused, tired, lonely, missing our culture, our connections, our humanity. Little did we know that it would not only continue on into 2021, but get worse.  Affecting our livelihood, our ability to be human with our families, our churches, our schools,

Should You Get the COVID Vaccine When it Becomes Available?

This is the crux of this whole debate on vaccines.  For the most part, they are amazing, and yes there are sometimes adverse events.  As humans we prefer a world of binary opposites, good versus bad.  The reality is, the good and bad exist simultaneously in a whole world of grey.  

My Privileged White Bullshit

As a white woman I feel guilty for referencing my own personal experiences with sexism and oppression because in truth I can not even begin to understand the experience of the day to day fear involved with breathing in this society while black. As a white woman I can not even begin to understand the experience of a black mother, Adrienne, who has to explain to her teenage son--full of youth and invincibility, that he can absolutely NOT go...