Badass Female Project: More Dystopia

Reader, I’ve been remiss. When I started the Badass Female Project, I wrote about trying not to read so many things written by white men. I did a pretty good job finding badass female protagonists written by female creators. But I failed to dig in to some of the most compelling examples out there— work... Continue Reading →

Don’t Give Up Your Power.

You can’t please everyone. You will offend people. People will disagree with you. People will criticize you. This is true whether you care about it or not. There, isn’t that freeing?  Burn bright. Who cares?? Photo by Markus Spiske  Jeff Bezos is widely credited with saying “if you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or... Continue Reading →

Does the language of health care matter?

Disclaimer: Dammit Jim, I’m a nurse, not a linguist!     We’ve been arguing over the language of the healing professions for a long time. Providers. Midlevels. Doctors. Physicians. Physician Extenders. Do the semantics matter to the development of the roles? To the patient experience? To the politics and payment?     In a 1951... Continue Reading →

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