Voices of Black women in the field of medicine are reaching a broader audience Monday, as non-Black doctors handed over their Twitter accounts to Black female colleagues.
The online event called #ShareTheMicNowMed is meant to highlight the work of Black female physicians and encourage more diversified conversations on social media.
“We want to get an opportunity to introduce ourselves and our interests to a larger audience, and also one that very likely looks different than who we usually communicate with,” Dr. Rebekah Fenton, a pediatrician and fellow with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, said.
About 10 other Black women in medicine are tweeting from accounts of non-Black physicians for the event.
The event is an offshoot of a Source…