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We are Woke WOC Docs, a podcast about the lives of womxn of color in medicine/health justice, including their unique experiences, viewpoints, and struggles in education, research, and practice. We want to reveal the insights we as womxn of color uniquely have on how medicine can transform to end health injustices and be a better institution of health, well-being, and healing.

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Woke WOC Docs Bernadette Lim, Nicole Carvajal, & Ivie Tokunboh

    • Science

We are Woke WOC Docs, a podcast about the lives of womxn of color in medicine/health justice, including their unique experiences, viewpoints, and struggles in education, research, and practice. We want to reveal the insights we as womxn of color uniquely have on how medicine can transform to end health injustices and be a better institution of health, well-being, and healing.

Subscribe to us on SoundCloud, iTunes, Spotify or our mailing list:
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    S3Ep1: Healing and Self-Care During Clerkship Year

    S3Ep1: Healing and Self-Care During Clerkship Year

    Whaddup y’all! Happy 2020. We are excited to launch Season 3 and share more exciting episodes with womxn of color in medicine and health justice work. For this episode, we’re giving a personal update on our lives: what’s been going on with each of us in 2019, gratitude to everyone who came to our live show last September, and goals for ourselves and WWD moving forward in 2020. Think of this episode like The Girls Room type chat you have with your girlfriends 🙂

    In this episode, we also talk more about what clerkship year in medical school is and how we are integrating self-care, self-love, and healing in the upcoming year, including our excitements/anxieties/hopes/dreams about medicine! In addition, Bernie and Ivie shares their thoughts beginning a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) program at UCSF and Kaiser SF. LICs are new, more radical, patient-centered methods of clerkship education in comparison to traditional block rotations!

    We’ll be having more of these reflective episodes each quarter in addition to our podcasts with featured guests. Stay tuned to see how we survive and thrive in clerkship year + what type of doctors/careers we’ll be imagining and refining for ourselves and our communities.

    • 43 min
    Healing By & For Womxn of Color in Oakland: Live Event Recording

    Healing By & For Womxn of Color in Oakland: Live Event Recording

    We are so grateful to the 100+ people who attended our live podcast recording at Red Bay Coffee in Oakland on September 27. We're hella excited for our listeners to hear the amazing wisdom and energy of the room when womxn of color healers from Oakland talk about the healing, movement, and social change in the beloved Town. The intro and Bernie's meditation goes until 4:00.

    This will be our last episode for 2019 as we cook up some amazing new initiatives for 2020! Keep in touch with us on our instagram @wokewocdocs. Thank you to all our listeners for the AMAZING support during our first year in existence! Y'all are real ones!

    Panelist Bios:
    Jasmine Stallworth aka: Honey Gold is a singer-songwriter, music producer, poet and ARTivist based in the Bay Area, known for her eclectic and innovative sound that combines experimental elements of hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul. Her social entrepreneurship Honey Gold Presents is a multifaceted entity that uses events, workshops and art creation to produce holistic healing possibilities for people of the Afrikan diaspora. Her festival Increase the Piece hopes to erase the mental health stigma in Afrikan American communities and empower them to seek healing from within through music creation and therapy.

    Angela Aguilar is a doctoral student in the Ethnic Studies graduate program and a traditional birth attendant. Her dissertation project is Bay Area community-based and solution-oriented and focuses on ancestral, indigenous, and traditional healing and health/care, embodied methodologies, and radical social movements. She is a core organizing member of the Healing Clinic Collective.

    Dr. Aisha Mays is a core faculty member at the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, clinical researcher at the UCSF Bixby Center for Reproductive Health, and founding Medical Director of Dream Youth Clinic in Oakland. Her current research centers on advocacy for girls who are at risk or engaged in sexual exploitation. 

    Leah Kimble-Price is a third generation Oaklander rooted in the traditions of activism and Pan African theory. She earned her Master’s of Science in San Francisco State’s Clinical Psychology program and has been working with marginalized youth populations since 2004. Leah currently leads the anti-trafficking efforts at Catholic Charities of the East Bay including Day Star Mentoring & CSEC Education program and the much anticipated Claire’s House therapeutic living community for child survivors of sex trafficking.

    Frances Fu is a proud Oakland-native, daughter to Vietnamese refugees, a soul sister & sister friend to many, a healer, a creator, a scholar-activist, a public health practitioner, an aspiring social worker and therapist & a full-time cat mom. Her program and research focus in her MPH centered on mental health, intergenerational trauma in refugee communities and healing.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    ANNOUNCEMENT: Bay Area Live Recording on 9/27: Healing Justice By and For Womxn of Color in Oakland!

    ANNOUNCEMENT: Bay Area Live Recording on 9/27: Healing Justice By and For Womxn of Color in Oakland!

    Join us, Woke WOC Docs, for a live podcast recording and community celebration with womxn of color healers rooted in Oakland! Together, we talk more about healing by and for womxn of color and communities in Oakland and how various healing practices, frameworks, and modalities can work together for community medicine and healing.

    As Woke WOC Docs has grown bigger with 500+ subscribers across our platforms and nearly 10k+ plays in less than a year since its infancy, this event will launch our third season and podcast tour to different cities across the US, starting in the Bay Area. We will be visiting different cities throughout fall 2019 and 2020 doing live podcast recordings and community gatherings in partnership with HBCUs, institutions, and cities that have a rich history for womxn and communities of color.

    Oakland-rooted Confirmed Panelists:

    Aisha Mays, teen doc and founder of Dream Youth Clinic
    Leah Kimble-Price, founder of Claire's House
    Frances Fu, activist, creator
    Angela Aguilar, full-spectrum doula/traditional birthworker and PhD student in Ethnic Studies
    Honey Gold Jasmine, artist, art therapist

    Light food and refreshments will be available.

    Friday, September 27
    6:30-8:30pm

    Red Bay Coffee HQ
    3098 E. 10th St. Oakland
    (near Fruitvale Station BART)

    RSVP at wokewocdocs.com

    • 1 min
    Summer Series Ep4: Demystifying the Opioid Epidemic with Dr. Paula Lum and Dr. Triveni DeFries

    Summer Series Ep4: Demystifying the Opioid Epidemic with Dr. Paula Lum and Dr. Triveni DeFries

    For our last episode of our Summer Series, we are talking with Dr. Paula Lum and Dr. Triveni DeFries, both physician activists of the UCSF Primary Care Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

    In this episode, we talk more about the historical and racial roots of the socially constructed phenomena of “the opioid epidemic”. In addition, we talk about how structural and social determinants have affected historical and current drug epidemics, including the rising methamphetamine epidemic going on now.

    We most importantly talk about how health professionals must de-stigmatize the culture of shame around drug use both in patient care and within our institutions through our words, actions, and activism. We also talk about how to expand resources in our hospitals and communities in order to address drug epidemics and their associated stigma and shame for people affected.

    We hope this episode serves as a call to action for many people to address personal and institutional biases about people and communities affected by the rise of current drug epidemics. Most of all, we hope this episode brings compassion and humanity to these very real issues of our communities.

    Also check out our brotha Max’s podcast “Flip the Script” episodes “Opioids in Black and White” Pt. 1 and 2 for further context on the current opioid epidemic! https://soundcloud.com/yaleuniversity/opioids-in-black-and-white-pt-ii-imani?in=yaleuniversity/sets/flip-the-script

    Bios:
    Paula J. Lum, MD MPH is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Program Director of the UCSF Primary Care Addiction Medicine Fellowship. She has been a faculty member in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital since 1999. Board certified in internal medicine and addiction medicine, Dr. Lum practices at the place where HIV, addiction, and poverty collide. Her research and clinical activities are grounded in evidence-based, patient-centered care to improve health outcomes and life quality of the urban poor. Her current areas of focus include: (1) HIV and viral hepatitis prevention and treatment in persons who inject drugs, (2) evidence-based interventions in primary care and non-traditional settings for substance use disorders and their complications, and (3) curricular interventions to provide health care professionals with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to offer effective patient-centered care to persons who use drugs.

    Triveni DeFries, MD, MPH was born and raised in Washington, DC. She studies Human Rights & Latin American Studies as an undergraduate at Columbia. After completing her MPH in Global Health at Columbia University, she moved to San Francisco where she attended UCSF for medical school and internal medicine residency. She worked for the Indian Health Service as a general internist in the Navajo Nation in Shiprock, NM for 2 years. Her professional interests are in transforming and teaching primary care to be trauma-informed and integrate the care of people with substance use disorder. She also spends time working on medical evaluations of people seeking asylum in the US. She enjoys spending time outdoors with daughters!

    • 45 min
    Announcement: Apply for the Freedom School Healing & Health Justice National Fellowship!

    Announcement: Apply for the Freedom School Healing & Health Justice National Fellowship!

    Hey y'all! Bernie here today with some exciting news for all of our listeners across the United States.

    As many of you know and have followed, Nicole and I are the founders of the Freedom School for Intersectional Medicine and Health Justice which has become an amazing community and healing space for people involved in medicine, public health, and health justice work.

    Since our start in January 2018, we’ve engaged over 200 people here in the Bay Area on what it means to bridge theory and community and center the histories, narratives, voices, and experiences of womxn and communities of color in health justice work.

    Today, we are excited to announce an opportunity: the Freedom School Healing & Health Justice National Fellowship.

    Through this fellowship, we believe we can most effectively cultivate and learn from leaders who embody our Freedom School philosophy which is that we must transform and heal ourselves in order to transform and heal our communities. Change starts with us.

    As a fellow, you will engage in fellowship healing circles, mentorship, and a year-long curriculum on health justice and healing centering womxn and communities of color. In addition, each fellow will implement their Vision for Social Change. You’ll also be part of a dope, fun, amazing nationwide community of health justice warriors and healers!

    If you’re interested in applying, head to our website: www.intersectionalmedicine.org/fellowship.

    Applications are due September 22.

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions!

    • 2 min
    Summer Series Ep3: Black Maternal Health Activism with Dr. Monica McLemore

    Summer Series Ep3: Black Maternal Health Activism with Dr. Monica McLemore

    “We cannot be generative if we are afraid.”

    We are so hype for you to hear and learn from the wisdom and electric energy of Dr. Monica McLemore, Assistant Professor of Family Health Care Nursing at UCSF.

    Together, we talk about health injustices faced by Black mothers and the amazing work of the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. In addition, we talk about the importance of Reproductive Justice frameworks and the brilliant work that Dr. McLemore has done and continues to imagine with love for the health and well-being of Black mothers.

    We hope that by the end of this episode, listeners are encouraged to create change within their institutions and communities for Black mothers, children, and families. #ThisCouldAllBeDifferent and it will be.

    Bio:
    At the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Monica McLemore is an assistant professor in the Family Health Care Nursing Department, an affiliated scientist with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, and a member of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. She maintains clinical practice as a public health and staff nurse at San Francisco General Hospital in the Women’s Options Center. McLemore’s research is geared toward understanding women’s health and wellness across the lifespan. She is an elected member of the governing council for Population Reproductive and Sexual Health section of the American Public Health Association and a recipient of the 2015 teaching award from the American College of Nurse Midwives. She received the 2018 Person of the Year Award from the Abortion Care Network. Her work embraces complex and intersectional problems associated with sexual and reproductive health, including health disparities, stigma, incarceration, unintended pregnancy, and difficulty accessing services.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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Here for it!

This podcast makes me excited for the future of medicine. It addresses topics and issues that are so important and relevant to woke woc in medicine. It also provides an open environment for people to learn about these issues and gain perspective. Love what these amazing women are doing! ✊🏿✊🏼✊🏾✊🏽✊

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I’m so floored by this podcast! Especially the recent episode on the opioid epidemic hit me hard. As a future physician, these kind of intersectional praxis is what we need!

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It’s incredible to hear the work that you’re doing and sharing about such great women!

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