Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Greetings to you all,

I'd like to take this time to introduce myself and talk a little bit about why I started this blog.  We'll start with the introduction piece.  I am currently working as a registered nurse (R.N) in the women's health field and I recently graduated to become a certified women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP).  I consider myself a strong feminist with a penchant for fighting for social justice.  The self-identifications that I would choose to describe myself and that compelled me to even begin this blog would include: queer, atheist, sex positive, feminist, nurse.

This blog is meant to give a voice to concerns that I have and that I feel are lacking in the dialogue about healthcare and social justice.  It's also a place where I hope to engage other minds so that they can learn, and more importantly, that I can learn from others.  I'd also like to take a moment to note that this blog will frequently reference women and "women's health."  This is the official title of the work that I do and therefore this blog will have a tendency to sometimes skew to cis and heteronormative definitions/ideas/etc.  I apologize for this and it is definitely something that I plan to address in future posts.  However, GYNs are able to take care of people across the entire gender and sexual identity spectrum, and my greatest hope is that this blog helps to illuminate that.

Additionally, as I am new to the WHNP role, I intend to use this blog as a tool to discuss the transition from R.N. to N.P.  It will be a place to discuss the many ups and downs, challenges, frustrations, and rewards of being a nurse.

I hope that you all take the time to read this and enjoy this journey with me.


  1. I'm excited to have stumbled upon your blog! I'm still just a nursing student but I am gravitating toward womens health and identify as a feminist as well! Can't wait to hear your story.

  2. Candid, I'm so glad to hear that you're interested in nursing and specifically women's health. It's a great field. I hope my stories keep you interested and please feel free to share yours too!