I remember clearly the first lecture in which I began to feel the painful knot of despair clenched in my chest. We were being taught about piebaldism, a disease that impacts the pigment-producing cells of the body. It was not the description of the condition that alarmed me, but rather the picture that was chosen to depict it. The image displayed a black mother and her children, standing shoulder to …
Post Author: Naomi Tweyo Nkinsi
Naomi Tweyo Nkinsi is a medical student and can be reached on Twitter @NNkinsi.
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