Apparently I inspire future doctors

A year ago I was invited to speak to 1st year medical students at the Bloomsbury Campus about sickle cell. Few weeks ago, UCL invited me as a visitor again to speak to 2nd year students at the Whittington Campus. (Hmm I have being promoted from 1st to 2nd years 😄) I recall the awkward silence when I entered the room. It was so awkward and I could tell they were all unsure about how this will go down. I smiled at them, put my glass of water down and said “Oh wow, you guys need to chill out, it feels like a ghost just walked in” and they all cracked up and eased up into conversation 😀 I went with one of the young people I mentor, a young ambitious 21 year old lady who is simply climbing

40 Potraits of Pain

I love telling stories. I write about my experiences of life, art, travel, culture, poetry. I even journal about living with my genetic condition. But one day I decided it would be great to express in a different kind way. I wanted to tell mine and other’s stories of living with our genetic condition through visual imagery. I wanted to use photography as an art form to express the different motions that come with this condition. How we deal with pain and suffering every day of our lives. To express how we battle mad levels of fatigue, how we live with anxiety about when next we will be sick and back on a hospital bed, how we have become accustomed to discomfort and pain that we are no

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