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Donovan Inniss

Donovan Inniss | Graduate Student/Postdoc, University of Michigan Medical School FROM THE AUTHOR: We Call On You: This piece was written to galvanize the Michigan Medicine community in protest of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. It was used as the invitation for the Black Medical Association’s Virtual Protest and was …

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Milica Jokanovic

Milica Jokanovic | Graduate Student/Postdoc, Staff, Michigan Medicine staff Walk the Line   FROM THE AUTHOR:   The stories of immigrants in America are mirrors of one another. We are from different spectrums of the world but we share the same stories of hardship, inclusivity, prejudice and grit. Where we come from always winds up …

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Fiyinfoluwa Morenikeji

Fiyinfoluwa Morenikeji | Graduate Student/Postdoc Graduate student staff assistant with DEI School of Nursing Staying True   FROM THE AUTHOR:   A poem that reminds me to stay true to my history, voice, and power, knowing it will always empower Staying True   Your words are cutthroat Still I stay afloat I am not moved …

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Anisa Haque

Anisa Haque | Graduate Student/Postdoc, University of Michigan Medical School I Pledge Allegiance to my own Ignorance   FROM THE AUTHOR:   In my poem I recount some of the stereotypes my parents experienced upon coming to America from Bangladesh. While unpacking this misguided content, I emphasize how strangers are not the only ones to …

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Natalie Moreno

Natalie Moreno | MD Candidate/Medical Student, University of Michigan Medical School The Last Breath FROM THE AUTHOR: COVID-9 has disproportionately claimed minority lives. Being a Hispanic medical student, I was moved to write a villanelle encapsulating the effects of social distancing between a Latina and her ill grandmother by including details such as Don Francisco …

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Minna Wybrecht

Minna Wybrecht | Graduate Student/Postdoc, University of Michigan Medical School Black   FROM THE AUTHOR:   A poem on how the abstract symbolism becomes personal. Black   bags under eyes dirty fingernails plagues and body counts and hopelessness professional suits and ties mysterious, fear, abyss obscured crime and criminal receiver of punishment, or justice, or …

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Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang | Faculty/Lecturer Department of American Culture, Program in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Learning to Drive Defensively   FROM THE AUTHOR:   The day after George Zimmerman is acquitted for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an Asian American mother teaches her multiracial nine-year-old son how to stay safe while interacting with …

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Tiffany Hu

Tiffany Hu Graduate Student/Postdoc, University of Michigan Medical School FROM THE AUTHOR:   This is a personal reflection on systemic racism throughout history and in medicine; I wrote it to help me understand my own place in fighting for anti-racism as an Asian American medical student. At the end of the day, we are all …