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Today was a day off, and it felt great. I got to sleep in ‘till 6am! 

The only thing better than taking a day off from being in the hospital helping treat people medically, is using that day off to help advocate for them socially on a wonderfully warm day. Welcome to a glimpse of my life on what I more or less do during my free time. Healthcare is a human right. You all deserve access to quality and affordable healthcare.

We had been planning a rally for universal health care and equal patient treatment and it finally came through, after an activist summit filled with amazing workshops, speakers, and med students from around the country. We marched down Michigan Avenue down to the HQ of Blue Cross/Blue Shield to decry the violation of human rights by the profiteering of health and support a single payer health care system. Supporting honks of cars, we filled Michigan Ave with “Everybody in! Nobody out!” and “We are here, we will fight! Healthcare is a human right!”

Also, having dinner with Time Magazine’s person of he year, Dr. Arthur Chen (and hearing him speak) is pretty inspiring. Mix in with that some amazing competitive volleyball games for a tourney and you’ve got yourself a pretty perfect day off. 

Exhausted, inspired, sore, hoarse voice, and yet, still full of energy. Give me more. There’s still so much more work to do. 

Solidarity forever.

Remember when I was personally invited to the White House recently? That West Wing is pretty spiffy. And there’s a bowling alley underground in the complex too! Who’d a thunk?
Requesting time off for rotations was interesting to say the least.
"Sorry I can’t come to work, some guy invited me to some place in DC. Or rather some people who work for him…." Can’t really turn down an invite from the big guy, haha. 
Apparently some friends said my look was reminiscent of Doctor Who/Sherlock/Captain Jack. Now where did I put my sonic screwdriver? 
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Remember when I was personally invited to the White House recently? That West Wing is pretty spiffy. And there’s a bowling alley underground in the complex too! Who’d a thunk?
Requesting time off for rotations was interesting to say the least.
"Sorry I can’t come to work, some guy invited me to some place in DC. Or rather some people who work for him…." Can’t really turn down an invite from the big guy, haha. 
Apparently some friends said my look was reminiscent of Doctor Who/Sherlock/Captain Jack. Now where did I put my sonic screwdriver? 
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Remember when I was personally invited to the White House recently? That West Wing is pretty spiffy. And there’s a bowling alley underground in the complex too! Who’d a thunk?

Requesting time off for rotations was interesting to say the least.

"Sorry I can’t come to work, some guy invited me to some place in DC. Or rather some people who work for him…." 
Can’t really turn down an invite from the big guy, haha. 

Apparently some friends said my look was reminiscent of Doctor Who/Sherlock/Captain Jack. Now where did I put my sonic screwdriver? 

wayfaringmd replied to your quote“Getting killed is very much a possibility as a psychiatrist… Medical…”

I remember a psych attending telling us about an armed hostage situation her residency staged just to see how the psych residents would react. That’s psych-y even for shrinks!

Holy crap. That’s crazy. Well better staged than reality. I wonder if the residents knew that it was staged… 

oof.

ecumenicalseeker:

houseofalexzander:

Lustrous.
A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”
I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”
I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”
…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.
- Elliott Alexzander

Marvleous.  Absolutely marvelous.
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ecumenicalseeker:

houseofalexzander:

Lustrous.

A man in the grocery store line today approached me and said, “Sir, when I first saw you I was extremely attracted to you, but then I noticed that you are a boy. How… I mean, why do you dress so provocatively?”

I responded, “Well, in today’s world the majority of the straight male race view women as objects, or something that belongs to them. I dress provocatively because it attracts the attention of men in a sexual and OBJECTIVE way. However, when realized that I am actually male, they often become confused, disgusted, upset or all of the above. By inflicting this minor emotional damaged upon the ego of a man raised by twisted societal gender norms, maybe, just maybe the individual will think twice before viewing another woman with an objective attitude and sense of belonging. No woman, belongs to ANYONE. Male or female, the equality of human beings needs to be a priority. It is something worth dressing up for.”

I AM NOT KIDDING. The woman behind me, the female cashier, the old lady bagging groceries and the woman in front of me who was talking on the phone STOPPED, …. and proceeded to gasp and clap. The man shook my hand, told me to have a blessed day and then said, “excuse me ladies, I need to visit my daughter.”

…. I was shaking by the time I walked out of the store.

- Elliott Alexzander

Marvleous.  Absolutely marvelous.

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