Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (amazon.com) (Download from your local library if available) There have been a lot of great reviews of this bestseller published, mine is a read from the perspective of a physician, trans* ally, supportive of equitable health care for all. As the title says, this … Continue reading Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Photo Friday: Washington, DC USA, April 4, 1968 and November 16, 2014

View Composites – 1968 and 2014 – Washington, DC USA 49693 on Flickr.com I have been learning how to combine photos recently, and I am a fan of everything Washington, DC, history, and diversity, so…. Only one of the two photographs in the composite is mine. The other was taken on April 4, 1968, the … Continue reading Photo Friday: Washington, DC USA, April 4, 1968 and November 16, 2014

A moment of realness in Washington, DC, on the passing of Marion Barry

View “Ride life until the wheels fall off” Special amazing DC moment, honoring MarionBarryJr in Anacostia on Flickr.com I came back to Anacostia sooner than I thought. Washington, DC is an incredible place because people here believe everything is possible, because it is, and at the same times, the problems to be solved are not … Continue reading A moment of realness in Washington, DC, on the passing of Marion Barry

Beyond disability and picturing capability: Kaiser Permanente South Bay and White House Champions of Change

Robert Blair Kaiser Permanente South Bay Disability Employment Champion of Change 48915 When I visited Kaiser Permanente South Bay, in Harbor City, Los Angeles in July, 2014 (Innovation in Collaboration: What 18F and Kaiser Permanente South Bay have in common | Ted Eytan, MD), it was to see a different innovation than the one that … Continue reading Beyond disability and picturing capability: Kaiser Permanente South Bay and White House Champions of Change

Photo Friday: Thank you Liz Taylor in Watercolor, Shaw Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA

View DC People and Places 44557 on Flickr.com This week’s photograph is of the (now) iconic 50-foot tall mural of Elizabeth Taylor in watercolor. From Dacha Beer Garden Glams up Shaw With Gigantic Elizabeth Taylor Mural | InTheCapital: Although Taylor is no doubt a alluring figure to look at, there is a deeper meaning behind … Continue reading Photo Friday: Thank you Liz Taylor in Watercolor, Shaw Neighborhood, Washington, DC USA

Do you know determination when you see it? Casa Ruby 2nd Anniversary, Washington, DC USA

Casa Ruby 2nd Anniversary, View on Flickr.com I love watching people lead. It’s something I realized this week. Probably why I am drawn to being a Permanente physician, because of the strong leadership culture at Kaiser Permanente. And also why I recognize leadership when I see it. I’ve known Ruby Corado, a humanist and transgender … Continue reading Do you know determination when you see it? Casa Ruby 2nd Anniversary, Washington, DC USA

Crowdsource request: Coaching on appropriate language at LGBTQI Health Event

Link: Build Your Best Life Total Health Festival (Facebook Event) Following on what I felt was a meaningful and helpful Transgender Health Care Dialogue last year, we are excited this year to host the first ever Build Your Best Life Total Health Festival as part of Washington, DC’s Capital Pride. Kaiser Permanente is a Gold … Continue reading Crowdsource request: Coaching on appropriate language at LGBTQI Health Event