Professional writer with a background in magazine journalism. Health writer. Fiction storyteller. My work has appeared in medical publications and literary journals. MFA Candidate.
It's Time: Black Plastic Surgeons address systemic racism in medicine and offer insight for making a change
With systemic racism in the national spotlight, Black plastic surgeons offer insight on the challenges they face in the field and prescribe a better path forward.
Breast Cancer Awareness- Survivors help women cross the finish line
Breast cancer survivor Traci Smith and plastic surgeon Paris Butler, MD, bring awareness to underserved communities and help women of color understand their options.
By Kendra Y. Mims • Illustration by Jillian Nickel
In the land where he made a name for himself, the nation’s 16th president—or at least a bobble-headed mascot representing him—is part of the state’s publicity efforts to promote Illinois’ 200th birthday this year.
Breast cancer survivors bare their surgical scars in Reconstructed – a photographic exercise representing a woman’s personal victory over the disease.
Genny Small and Jessica Meyers founded Overcomers at the end of their breast cancer journeys, a nonprofit organization that helps women and their families rebuild their lives after breast cancer.
David Leber, MD, gives back to the specialty through mission trips and Maliniac contributions
Plastic surgeons discuss how to improve racial and gender diversity within the specialty.