I’m so grateful for this honor, it’s incredible to be among such amazing women!

The AMWA INSPIRE Award, established by the AMWA Leadership Council, honors women physicians who inspire others because of their dedication to health care, compassion for patients, leadership, advocacy efforts, or community service. Recipients of the award may be nominated by professional colleagues, supervisors, students, or others

Rights Talks

I’ve had a busy week this week. I gave a talk at Netflix where we discussed the racial and geneder disparities that exist in healthcare. I updated their management team on current womens health concerns, access to care and the recent legislative changes we’ve all been struggling with. I participated in a podcast (here) with the Canadian institute of workplace harrassment and violence discussing workplace harrassment in health care and my own personal struggles with it. Last but not least I participated a webcast (here) on the Healthcare Implications of Gender Bias in the US Medical Education System, which are quite significant and ongoing. Take a look!

But why physician models?

I’ll be walking the runway at New York Fashion Week to help promote mental health care and Patient Care Heroes. Wish me luck! Some more info:

Break Free NYFW is an immersive designer showcase featuring fashion and social issues. The designer showcase will be held during New York Fashion Week on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 at 7pm ET.

  • 6 pm: Doors open to the venue, and mocktail hour begins
  • 7 pm: The fashion show begins

Break Free NYFW is a runway show with a cause, leading the discussion on mental health and substance use disorders within the fashion industry. We have invited mental health and addiction rights activists to not only walk in this show as models but to be featured designers showcasing their collections for the New York elite to immerse themselves within their brands’ core mission of shining a light on this pressing issue.

Leading up to Break Free NYFW, there will be a series of virtual panels for the designers and models to take part in discussing topics ranging from substance use disorders within the fashion industry to personal testimonials of each participant’s connection to the cause.

The Break Free NYFW Designer Showcase will be held on Saturday, September 10th, which is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to raise awareness on suicidal behaviors and how to effectively prevent them. September is also National Recovery Month, a month to celebrate those who have sought recovery from a substance use disorder and to encourage others to seek ways to gain sobriety and live a sober lifestyle, as well as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

A portion of the proceeds from this show will go towards the Break Free Foundation, which serves as the scholarship oversight committee whose purpose is to provide scholarships to assist those seeking treatment for a substance use disorder through attending a rehabilitation center.

Tickets can be purchased here