Hello! My name is Hummingbird.
The name was given to me during my first ultramarathon in the Copper Canyons of Mexico, and I have felt honored to carry this spirit animal with me through my adventures on trails ever since. I have traveled many thousands of miles throughout my life, and fundraised for organizations near and dear to my heart from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to Hawai’i land conservation efforts.
In my “adulting” life, I am a nurse practitioner student and sometimes practicing RN, and enjoy night shifts, genomics and differentials! As a health care provider, I am disturbed by the extreme amount of violence- direct and structural- that black people experience in this country, from beatings and murder at the hands of police to lack of health insurance and poor environmental conditions leading to cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other life limiting illnesses.
It is time for all of us, especially those in the medical community to stand up, speak out, and march with our black brothers and sisters and demand safer, healthier communities, streets, hospitals and health centers so that black mothers and babies survive and thrive!
This August, I’m putting one foot in front of the other, marching 1K miles and raising funds for Black Mammas Matter Alliance. Please join me in supporting this essential group advocating for reproductive justice, better prenatal care, and high quality birth experiences for black women. Click here for more information and to donate.