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Episode 21

Published on:

28th Jan 2021

A Woman of Color Making Her Mark in the White Male Dominated Field of Medicine

Listen to Dr. Vanessa Stark, an anesthesiologist in Washington D.C. as she talks about her journey to becoming a doctor, the comments she gets when patients realize a Black woman will take care of them during surgery, and the difference between the way Black men and White men respond when dating a woman with M.D. behind her name.

You can also join Dr. Starks as she hosts a Virtual Town Hall Meeting, COVID: In Our Community. Click here to register:


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About the Podcast

In My Shoes Podcast
You don't know what it's like until you've been In My Shoes
In My Shoes is a podcast about women of color and the issues we face but sometimes don't get to talk about. We will give our perspective, allowing you a glimpse into what it's like to deal with racism, infertility, mental illness, parenting, relationships, colorism, politics, hair, health, you name it - in our shoes.

Sometimes it just takes a moment to hear a personal story to realize things aren't always the way they seem. When you hear someone's personal story you can see things through their eyes, from their perspective, even if it's just for a moment - but that moment may be all it takes to change the way you think about or view women from other cultural backgrounds and skin tones. Walk a mile in my shoes, and find out things aren't always the way they seem.

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Karin Davis-Thompson