Lessons from the Netflix miniseries, “Self-Made”, inspired by Madam CJ Walker.

If you asked me a few years ago whether I, a Black woman who wanted to be a pediatrician since I was 5 years old, was going to be an entrepreneur, the answer would have been a resounding and very adamant “No”.

However, as the founder of 2 startups in…

As a Black woman and pediatrician, I’m accustomed to viruses. That’s literally 80% of what I do. Yet this past week, I saw how one virus could invade not just our bodies but our way of life. In these crisis situations, many of us as Black women have been trained to default to the path of superwoman. Here’s why we should choose ourselves now more than ever.

In this climate of the Coronavirus, it is so easy as a physician to shift into a mindset where nothing else matters except the patient. We quickly shift quickly shift into going above and beyond, working to the point that we compromise our own health and well-being. We learn very…

Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo

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