The COVID-19 pandemic has made heroes of many involved in public health — Dr. Anthony Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), Dr. Deborah Birx (Coronavirus Response Coordinator), and Dr. Sanjay Gupta (CNN’s chief medical correspondent), to name a few, have all emerged as calm voices of reason and expertise in an otherwise chaotic time.

While we continue to be grateful for them, it is incredibly important for us to look back into history and into the care of marginalized communities occurring today. Who has been forgotten? Who is still forgotten? …


Over the next weeks, I’m going to be sharing insights from my book, Health Care of a Thousand Slights, in this article series. Health Care of a Thousand Slights launched on 12/07/2020 on Amazon, here is the link to buy it! If you want to connect, you can reach me here via email (anjana.sreedhar@nyu.edu) or connect with me on Instagram or LinkedIn.

The first time I ever filled out a survey asking for my race, I noticed a really interesting trend. Under the “White” category, I saw a further explanation: if you identified as White/Non-Hispanic, you would check that particular…


Source: YouTube — UTD TV: “DisOriented EP03: From Yellow Peril to Model Minority”

Over the next weeks, I’m going to be sharing insights from my book, Health Care of a Thousand Slights, in this article series. Health Care of a Thousand Slights launched on 12/07/2020 on Amazon, here is the link to buy it! If you want to connect, you can reach me here via email (anjana.sreedhar@nyu.edu) or connect with me on Instagram or LinkedIn.

Increasingly, “model minority” is a term that has been assigned to describe the success of Asian Americans relative to other racial groups. However, this article…


My book cover.

Over the next weeks, I’m going to be sharing insights from my book, Health Care of a Thousand Slights, in this article series. Health Care of a Thousand Slights launched on 12/07/2020 on Amazon, here is the link to buy it! If you want to connect, you can reach me here via email (anjana.sreedhar@nyu.edu) or connect with me on Instagram or LinkedIn.

Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, identity as a way to understand lived experience has become more prominent than ever. Perhaps it was because that was when I was old enough to follow a presidential…

Anjana Sreedhar

Author of Health Care of a Thousand Slights. Health care advocate. Avid chai drinker.

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