ZORA
Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

Medicine

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My profession often requires me to stay silent in the face of suffering and humiliation. In doing so, I found my voice—and myself.

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1. So much of medicine depends on maintaining silence. Doctors are told secrets, taught over a period of years how to respond. The expression on a face transforms “stranger” into “patient.” We bear witness, not turning away from any form of suffering, even if it triggers us. …

The complexities of applying, a lack of mentorship, and struggles to navigate the system are just a few of the roadblocks

A cropped shot of a doctor, who is a woman of color, talking to a patient in her office.
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Women physicians face constant reminders that they are women in a field created by males, that no matter what they say or how they dress, that they will be mistaken to be everyone except for the physician. Being a person of color in medicine comes with its own issues —…

ZORA

Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

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