The new Wonder Woman movie was moving in many ways, particularly for me as a female viewer. Not only is it rare for a strong, intelligent, and beautiful woman to play the protagonist's role, but it is also relevant that she inspires change through her actions and beliefs and remains humble despite her conquests. It … Continue reading Christian undertones in Wonder Woman
Compassion is defined as sympathy and the desire to alleviate suffering. "To be compassionate" is merely to feel something about a situation. That's it. Understanding without action. First, I think about the concept of salvation on the basis of faith and good works. Just as all truly valuable things on this earth, salvation isn't free. God … Continue reading Compassion, as we know it, is misguided.
Home in Houston, safe and healthy after an unforgettable nine days in Nicaragua, I am thrilled to write about my experiences leading 32 other inspiring Rice students through Global Brigades to this beautiful country for a medical and public health hybrid brigade. First, I want to give a shout-out to my team of power women: Neena, Olivia … Continue reading GMB Medical and Public Health Brigade, Nicaragua 2015
I have a lot of catching-up to do with blogging, but I do want to write a few words of inspiration that capture a 4-hour conversation I had with a 21-year old aspiring U.S. Army Ranger on the plane home to L.A. for winter break. He was coming home for Christmas before returning to "Ranger school" in Atlanta … Continue reading Musings of a Plane Ride
After a tiring day of packing and moving all of my things out of Baker, my summer dorm at Rice, into storage and another exhausting day of traveling from Hobby to Boston Logan and taking Boston's confusing (but largely FREE) public transportation, I have finally arrived in the heart of Boston for the Global Brigades … Continue reading From Houston to Boston: Global Brigades Conference @ BU
This short and sweet post is largely about one of my newest friends, Hector! I met him in the morning when I shadowed a physician at the consultation station (pretty awesome experience--I performed blood glucose tests, spoke with a Parkinson's patient, and even saw a boy under local anesthesia get stitches after his machete accident...yes … Continue reading Honduras: Day 4
I woke up this morning as I would any day for crew practice. In fact, I was able to sleep in 30 minutes later (yay)! Today was the date of our departure to Honduras. Earlier this semester, I applied to a student-led medical brigade trip to Honduras. Global Brigades is sponsoring our trip and accommodating … Continue reading Honduras: Day 1