Pet peeve of the moment #1
Would you sleep on a sponge?
I didn’t think so. The foam mattresses here in
Pet peeve of the moment #2
How does it feel to be treated like a second-class human being all the time?
It’s bad enough to be a woman here in
I am facing an uphill battle with wanting respect as a small-sized, loud-mouthed Asian American female physician. Since I have been traveling with Guy (a very very tall white Dutch American man) and Steve (a relatively tall African American man), most Tanzanians get confused when I am introduced as the doctor, Guy is introduced as the nurse, and Steve is introduced as the peer educator. I’m happy to encourage people to challenge their stereotypes, sexism and assumptions, but dammit – it is hard work!