Musings For Today: On Returning to School, Being Transparent, The ILCA, Equity, and the Limitations of Inclusion

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Well, the summer has come to an end, and school starts in just a few days. What is in store for me? I will be honest when I say there are particular attitudes and challenges I face that remind me that Black women are not supposed to be in school. Because being present is a direct threat to the […]

Will I become a certified #doula, after all?

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Since I took the ICTC doula training at the end of 2012 I’ve worked to complete the list that you see, in order to work towards certification. I’ve been able to check off several items, but in the past number of months (or more) it has not changed. As you’d probably imagine being a full-time graduate student (and TA) I’ve […]

Keep your medical experiments and research projects away from my (historically vulnerable) Vagina!

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A couple of months ago, the medical center that is part of the university I attend got a hold of my name and mailing address and sent me a letter saying they were conducting a study on women to see if being screened for cervical cancer in a clinical setting (you go in – they give […]

What I’m reading :: MEDICAL APARTHEID: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans (Video)

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Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present, is a book by Harriet A. Washington — and it was literally on my wish list for about three years before I finally got it the other day. It sounded interesting when I first came across it, but […]