Anyone else love watching old television series?! 🙋🏼(hey thanks, @amazonvideo!) When I was 7, I watched the wedding episode over and over with my mom and grandmom. As I watch the entire series now, 20 years later, it's bringing up all kinds of thoughts and feelings. I am just filled with gratitude for these female pioneers who paved the way in medicine for generations of women to come. Dr Quinn is fictional, but women like Dr Elizabeth Blackwell and Florence Nightingale, are not. They are REAL. They wouldn't take no for an answer. They had guts. •
I'm reminded that what I do, treating and caring for patients every single day, is a privilege, a gift, and a blessing. It wasn't always a career option for women. Heck, college wasn't even an option for women!
When they called us bossy, they meant to call us leaders. When they called us stubborn, they meant to call us independent. When they called us know-it-alls, they meant to call us intelligent. When they called us emotional, they meant to recognize our empathy. When they called us soft, they meant to compliment our kindness and compassion. To my friends and colleagues, fellow women in medicine, no matter which letters come after your name, please know the following: we are powerful. Our ideas are valuable. We are changing the world. Together. 💪🏻 #moreencouragement #womeninmedicine