When I had the opportunity to shadow family physician Michelle Quiogue, MD (@DrMicheQ) at Kaiser Permanente Kern County recently, I spied this, the first time I have seen the new all gender signage standards in the wild. Prior to this day, I had seen them in the signage standards guide but never in real life.
It was a great an unexpected moment – in Bakersfield, California. Great, almost moving, because I know the feeling of finally being “seen” after being invisible in society – any member of a vulnerable or underrepresented group knows this feeling.
Do I really mean thanks when I say thanks? An esteemed colleague of mine asked me recently, “When you say ‘thank you’ via social media to someone using your photos, are you truly thanking them?” The answer is an unequivocal yes! My photographs are Creative Commons Licensed, and meant to be used to promote the … Continue reading Why some people don’t get a thank you for using my photos
In the 1950’s, being an ally included protecting someone from the discovery of their authentic selves by others, so that they could survive. As the documentary discusses, once Tab left Warner Brothers, the shield he once had from press scrutiny was no longer there.
We have great opportunities to do more in the 21st Century. With great opportunity comes responsibility, though.
Following the film I read these two pieces recommended by a mentor of mine, Garrett G, about what it means to work to be an ally (and note the phrase “work to be an ally”), in my case to the LGBTQ community, and specifically for people who are transgender or gender non-conforming. Continue reading→
This week’s photograph was taken from the roof on top of the beautiful, LEED Gold-certified Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMCtoday) headquarters, situated in historic Mt. Vernon Square, in Washington, DC. The view itself is a brand new vantage point (since 2014) of a historic street, destroyed once in 1968 following the assassination of Martin … Continue reading Photo Friday: 7th Street, NW Rising, as taken from the beautiful LEED Gold AAMC headquarters, Washington, DC USA
I wanted to capture the relatively stunned silence of the very large crowd that gathered in front of the White House (@WhiteHouse) as it lit with the colors of the rainbow. Continue reading→
This week’s photograph is not from DC, as I spent a more than a little time away to further my leadership learning @HBSExecEd .
The photo is taken from the top of the Pilgrim Monument, at the tip of the cape cod, and shows the Long Point Light Station, an iconic feature of the cape cod seashore. Continue reading→
Cathy Lanier was in this blog in 2008 (camera wasn’t as good though -> Photo: DC Police Supporting Their Community | Ted Eytan, MD). Leaders posing with their constituencies is a cool byproduct of the selfie (Photo Friday: Equality Selfie, with Washington, DC Mayor Vince Gray | Ted Eytan, MD) & I like taking photos … Continue reading Photo Friday: Leadership Selfie, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, Washington, DC USA