Photo Friday: On assignment for UrbanTurf: Healing H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: On assignment for UrbanTurf: Healing H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA

I don’t do any commissioned work or accept payment for photography (and I didn’t this time either), however, I agreed to do a profile of the H Street NE neighborhood for local metropolitan blog/resource UrbanTurf (@UrbanTurf).

This street is going to look nothing like this in 2 years. It’s now being destroyed for the third time in 48 years (the first was following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.). This version will hopefully be sustainable, inclusive, healthy 👍 👍.

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Thanks for publishing my photo: How five local businesspeople would tackle gentrification on 14th Street

Thanks for publishing my photo: How five local businesspeople would tackle gentrification on 14th Street

Thanks for publishing my photo, Greater Greater Washington (@ggwash), in the attached piece.

The comments on the piece show a diversity of opinions of what people think a changing neighborhood should be and who belongs there.

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A transgender force (& A Great Leader) – The Washington Post on Ruby Corado

A transgender force (& A Great Leader) - The Washington Post on Ruby Corado

I met Ruby when Casa Ruby (@CasaRubyDC) was just starting, and I remember that day in 2013 very well. Of course there’s a blog post of it: Washington, DC 2013 Sheroes of the Movement, Leadership.

I had no idea what a delicate situation Ruby was in when during this time. She presented a compelling vision for the future even then, which is what a leader does. Continue reading→

Remembering Jess Jacobs

Remembering Jess Jacobs

I had a flashback while starting this post, to the first day of my third year of medical school – the first day (in those days) that medical students spend time in the hospital helping to care for patients. My first rotation was trauma surgery – yes, trauma surgery – and at evening sign out, the medical resident in charge of our education and safety taught us the acronym “NMP.” It stood for “not my problem,” uttered after a beeper page was responded to about a patient that was not under our care. That moment conveyed important messages to me – that this was going to brutal, and she was going to shield us, which she did. I would only later ask the question, “from what?” Continue reading→

Photo Friday: About the Future, It Arrived

Photo Friday: About the Future, It Arrived

Celebrating the people who volunteered to make Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) in the nation’s capital a huge success this year. That includes Capital TransPride of course (@CapitalTransPride).

Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States (@KPMidAtlantic) for being a platinum sponsor of both events.

Washington, DC is not just the nation’s capital. It’s the capital of a world learning to love better. It’s why we’re here. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: DC Fire and EMS Engine Company 09, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: DC Fire and EMS Engine Company 09, Washington, DC USA

Summer in Washington, DC. Thanks for keeping us safe.
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The country we want to be: Photos from vigils in Washington, DC USA

The country we want to be: Photos from vigils in Washington, DC USA

Thank you to the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (@DCPoliceDept) and the nation’s capital for its authenticity and support for the future.

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