The Brown Boy Backpacks

Welcome super friends… For a while now I’ve been trying to come up with a better place than Facebook to share some of my photos and experiences. After much deliberation I present to you “The Brown Boy Backpacks.” Hopefully this will become a nice platform to reflect on photography, travel, medicine, and life in general. There will be some long-form […]

Father Stretch My Hands (Pt. 3) – Jung Moola (Jungfrau, Switzerland)

You’re the only power (power…) Yoooouuuuu’re the only power that can… You’re the only power (power…) Yoooouuuuu’re the only power that can… Ohhhhhhhhh….. Ohhhhhhhhhhh……… Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh………… Fa-ther…… If young metro don’t trust you….. About 6-7 years ago I was talking with my good friend Laura Lynn Brown at work when she revealed to me that she […]

Lamu, Kenya Pt. I – An Assault On Complacency

College Friends: Yo we’re joining a co-ed Chemistry fraternity. You should join. Alex: Rad, sign me up! CF: Hey there’s this Chemistry workshop for visually impaired students. I think you’d like it. Alex: F yeah I would! CF: Hey I can probably get you a job as a medical scribe. You should apply. Alex: Sounds awesome! Send me the application. Continue scene […]

Now Stay Woke (Great Falls, MT)

There are a few things that make the UW School of Medicine uniquely special. Foremost among them is the WWAMI experience which offers a truly incredible opportunity to see new places and meet new people. I’m sure no other school in the country provides such ‘diverse’ opportunities for travel and clinical exposure. I use air quotes because […]

Peter the Intern

This is Peter Chirumbi, intern in the Infectious Disease ward of Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. I met him during my first week when I made a rookie mistake and introduced myself after rounds one day. Apparently all of the other medical students had left before they could be asked to stay and help. As the […]