Reflecting on my EdD journey, I am reminded of the determined 16-year-old version of myself who set her sights on becoming an academic doctor. Being a young, black female student in South London, I knew the odds were stacked against me. But, with my Nigerian parent's nickname for me, "Doctor Kanayo," ringing in my ears, I remained undaunted.
CHANNEL 4 (LIVE) INTERVIEW – WHY IS IT HARDER TO DIAGNOSE DISORDERS ON NON-WHITE SKIN?
What a phenomenal experience to have shared my near-fatal Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) story of race-driven medical negligence on LIVE TV on Channel 4’s show, ‘Steph’s Packed Lunch’. It was even better that I got to tag team with the beautiful Dr Sharon (IG: @derm_chic) who has created an entire medical curriculum centered around this important … Continue reading CHANNEL 4 (LIVE) INTERVIEW – WHY IS IT HARDER TO DIAGNOSE DISORDERS ON NON-WHITE SKIN?
“This Is Your Life” – Interview with MoChunks and a Post-interview reflection piece
It was so wonderful to sit down with my sister Queen Mo and literally review defining moments of my life so far. I felt like I was on that show “This is your life” 😝 In my 27 years I have been through so much, achieved remarkable things, and grown into the beautiful woman of … Continue reading “This Is Your Life” – Interview with MoChunks and a Post-interview reflection piece
The development of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome in People of Colour: A Case Study Lecture for SNMA, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
This week I was a Guest Lecturer for the medical students at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in New Mexico, USA. In this lecture, I share on the visual presentation of Stevens-Johnson (SJS) in people of colour - using myself as a Case Study. In addition, I share my disheartening experience of systemic racism in health care due to the lack of representation of Black and Ethnic groups in medical education curricular. The session ended with a brilliant question, answer and comment session.
Keep Me – #BeautyInTheBeast
He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.
A mother’s love – #BeautyInTheBeast
My warrior mummy 💛🙏🏾 Strong and mighty woman. Selfless woman. Faithful woman. Together we walked through the valley of the shadow of death. Not many will understand the cost, but the Lord himself who sees all, delights in your sacrifice.
Psalm 23:4 – #BeautyInTheBeast
‘EVEN THOUGH I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil’. - Psalm 23:4 The conjunction ‘even though’ makes me understand that the valley is an expected part of the Christian walk. The word ‘walk’ makes me understand I need not run through this valley experience and I dare not stand still. The only thing I need to do is walk WITH God. And if I ever felt compelled to 'run', it would only be into the name of JESUS (Proverbs 18:10). Finally, the word ‘through’ is a word of hope in this verse. ‘Through’ tells me that the valley is not its not a permanent experience.
Beauty In HIS Pain – #BeautyInTheBeast
This testimony points to Jesus. No matter what the healing process looks like, I trust that because of His finished work on the cross, that this too has an end. There is Healing in His wounds! There is unfathomable Beauty In His Pain before any Beauty In The Beast of human pain.
Crazy Faith = Crazy Results #BeautyInTheBeast
Sometimes when you’re praying you have to show the devil that you are madder than him! Crazy faith = Crazy results!