Here are very short reviews of a few good books

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During the pandemic, I actually haven’t read as much as usual. Real life has been distracting lately. Combined with some personal struggles and my final semester of college, reading just hasn’t been at the top of my list of things to do. …


Technology & Escape in Clinical Settings

Life on the Oncology ward of a Children’s hospital is a balance of knowing. On one hand, from the moment you walk into the space, you know you’re safe. The walls are full of colorful painted butterflies and the floor to ceiling windows let in a penthouse view of the…


I often feel as though I have to spend every second of my life explaining my worth to other people. As a 20 something disabled woman in the ‘high-risk’ category during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more and more difficult for me to read the news or go on…


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The first time I had to wear an N95 mask was on July 3, 2018 — the first day of my bone marrow transplant treatment. I was 20 years old, set to start chemotherapy the next day, and although I wasn’t yet immune-compromised, I was in an air compressed room…


This America has always been here. Nothing has changed.

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All of my worlds are being brought together in the midst of a national disaster. While the rest of America is hoarding supplies, worrying about physical contact, and experiencing the terrors and loneliness of isolation for the first time, nothing in my life has actually changed that much. In fact…


26 is a Scary Number in America. Moderate Health Care Policy Won’t Fix it.

I am terrified of college graduation. Like most of my peers, impending graduation day feels like I’m being pushed off of a cliff into the real world.

But unlike most of my graduating class, I’m not worried about getting a job or possibly getting engaged. …


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Rating: 5/5 Stars

This book is good for: People with a basic understanding of Biology/interest in modern medicine, Pre-med students, students interested in research, anyone interested in end of life care or health policy.

This book is not good for: A light/fun casual read. Do NOT send this to a…


How to Stay Human in Hospitals

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“Are you ready for your bath?” The nurse turns on the computer and scrolls through my chart, “It looks like you haven’t used your wipes yet today.”

I groan and turn my body to face her, “Shouldn’t I wait until this is done? I’m not sure I could get out…


A Pro-Choice Argument for English Majors

COLUMBUS — With the recent introduction of a total abortion ban in the state of Ohio, the real meaning of seemingly arbitrary words has never felt more relevant. …


Roxane Gay takes up space. In your brain, on the page, on Twitter — and she wants you to know it too. In the Bad Feminist essayist’s newest book Hunger, Gay tackles her own complicities and insecurities, tracing her life as a black fat queer woman through the events that…

Kathryn Poe

Non-Fiction Books. Health Care. Politics. Inquires: ,

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