My last post was in March after which I disappeared to take care of business (i.e. school and the MCAT); now that I have completed my post-baccalaureate program, I should be able to post more regularly. If you're still here, thank you for your patience! Children are loved all over the world, but the way that love is shown … Continue reading How are you doing, pumpkin? | Unaendeleaje, ___ ?
I have just finished watching this video of tilapia skin being used in Brazil as a temporary graft for burns, and it reminded me of a patient I had in late 2015. She was a little girl, then aged five, from a refugee family that had been resettled in the U.S. just a few weeks before the … Continue reading The Telephone Game | Mchezo wa Kuambizana
When I first got my period, I informed my mother. I was 13 and she didn't explain much, but I had already studied the concept in Health class at school. Even then, I wasn't ready for those cramps! XD I was 11 when I first found out about sex, but it was too late by the time my … Continue reading Story 6 | Simulizi 6
When my period arrived I told no-one. I didn't want to tell my mum, for I felt like I had done something bad or now I was going to be looked at differently. I have an older sister so I first borrowed some of her pads and then went to buy some myself. My mom … Continue reading Story 5 | Simulizi 5
I was 5 or 6 years old when I first found out about sex. When my period arrived, I told my aunt; I was in Cote D'Ivoire at the time. I don't remember what she said, but I already knew about periods. I was about 14 when the subject of sex was first broached. My dad brought … Continue reading Story 4 | Simulizi 4
I was 10 when I first found out about sex, but it was when I first got my period that my parents talked to me about it. When it happened, I told my mom; she gave me a pad and told me, "Be careful! You can now get pregnant!" She merely told me that having a … Continue reading Story 3 | Simulizi 3
In my Cell Biology class -- which I hadn't expected to enjoy as much as I do, by the way -- we often learn a bit about the people behind the discoveries of the various cellular processes covered in the course. As part of last Thursday's class, we watched this short video; in it Dr. Robert Weinberg, who was … Continue reading Patience | Subira