Growing up, and for much of my life, I internalized the belief that to think only of others, acting out of selflessness, was the key to a meaningful life. All around me, I saw that those viewed as most worthy in our society were often celebrated for how much they served other people, even though it was at a personal cost to themselves.
This fall, I took 12 weeks off from Center for Health Progress as part of our sabbatical policy. It was the most restorative, peaceful, and joyful time in my adult life. As a result, in only a couple weeks, my entire body felt different. I was not tied to external commitments or tasks (or screens!). […]
It is by design that I have safety and security while Black and brown people do not. The system that has allowed this is white supremacy.
DACA is an important policy that the federal government enacted to offer protections to a fraction of immigrants living in this country.
To make meaningful change, we need people inside the health care system to understand why health inequities exist in the first place, and to take action.