Black, Brown, Colored: Poetry
I just wanted to highlight this young poet from the Bronx. Her work is such a pure expression of medicine. We can’t underestimate the depths of the young soul and the experiences of urban youths. So profound it is to see her speak with such empathy about lives she has not lived. Her work is not only a willingness to expose her own vulnerabilities but, as well, a testament to the willingness of her parents to have themselves “seen” through the lens of their daughter’s understanding, to recognize that she is an independent figure experiencing the world and to accompany (and at times guide) her in a process of critical discernment.