"So, are you guys, close? I mean, do you do stuff toge- is it easy to get to know your fellow classmates?..." Every program tour went like this, and I wanted to kick myself for it. I'd shadow a physical therapy student around, meet faculty, and end the day with a Q&A. With each visit … Continue reading Becoming Unseen
Islam simply amazes me. There are teachings for every situation you could possibly encounter- many that I never realized I would. My favorite teaching is one about friendships. I remember the day when my father told me that our souls existed before we came down to earth, and that we had friends even during that … Continue reading Friends for Life
I made a vow to myself today. For the sake of fairness, it's one that I've made many times and have broken in equality. I promised myself that I would be quieter around others, subdued in my interactions and reserved in what I reveal about myself- be it in orality or in writing. I'm too … Continue reading Can You Hear Me Now?
From therapists: "You were just laughing out in the lobby, so you're clearly having a good day." "You don't look like you have an eating disorder." "You're not overweight, so I'm wondering where the issue is here." "Why are you depressed? You have a lot of friends." From friends: "You're so oversensitive. You need to … Continue reading The Burden of Proof
One of my favorite things about this past summer was the opportunity I had to participate in the Health Professions Readiness and Enrichment Program (HPREP) at Campbell University, where I was offered admission to the DPT program for this coming January. Although I will not be attending Campbell, HPREP was a very helpful and enlightening … Continue reading The PREP