A Black physician’s perfectionism

Since I was a child, I have been plagued by words and thoughts (spoken and unspoken) that said, “You are not good enough.” I remember this very vividly as I walked into my new school as a fourth-grader in rural Ohio. I was so excited to start a new school, as I had always enjoyed learning.

As I walked into this elementary school, something felt vastly different. I quickly realized that …

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