Health care professionals and LGBTQ community talk frankly about hard topics that the healthcare industry brushes over lightly. Healthcare inequality, discrimination and disparities to name a few. Lean into the uncomfortable to learn about identities, experiences and solutions unique to both worlds. Join us on this venture to expand our knowledge and compassion each week.
This week I’m joined by Melanie Testa (@flyest_flattie) they/them, non-binary, bisexual artist and quilter, as we discuss flat closure, breast cancer and expanding education on choices after mastectomy.
Join me this week as I discuss with Tara Layman (@taradlayman) she/her, white, lesbian/queer woman, freelance photographer her type 1 diabetes and life after simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant.
This week I am joined by Madison Kirkpatrick (lgbtqphysicaltherapists), she/her/hers is a white, self identifying pansexual and asexual, student physical therapist pursuing her doctorate, as we discuss physical therapy, inclusivity, and accessibility within that interdisciplinary realm.
This week I am joined by Erik James Escareño (@sirmrwombat) a Doctoral social work candidate at USC, queer indigenous two-spirited person that provides mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing in Los Angeles.
This week I am joined by Sarita Metzger MD MPH (@particlediameter), a resident physician of psychiatry at UPenn, bisexual, black woman immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago, as we cover mental health equity and suicide awareness and prevention in the LGBTQIA community.
Join me this week as I speak with Tricia (@thereal_tricia_tg), a flight and critical care ground paramedic and transgender woman. She shares her journey within the military, as a retired veteran, her Klinefelter diagnosis and hormone therapy replacement to gender euphoria she experiences today!
This episode I am joined by Ashley, (@TransNurseHere), a neurotrauma ICU, CCRN, transgender woman who speaks about her experience transitioning twice and the acceptance within her career, family and self.
Mental health is difficult to talk about due to stigma and discrimination. I’ll be joined by Nkechi (@chifittho) and Lesley (@lesleyyyanne) as we break down what anxiety and depression looks like and share our experiences within healthcare and our personal lives.
This week we'll be discussing the differences between sex, gender and sexuality. Believe it or not, they are not the same! I'll be joined by Vanessa (@vantru) and Derrick (@derrickdunk), both healthcare workers and part of the LGBT community that share experiences and thoughts about what sex, gender and sexuality looks like within healthcare.
Join us as we talk about COVID-19 and the affect it has on the LGBTQ community in healthcare. Our goal is to provide education to enable our community to make informed decisions about their healthcare.