Kristin Prentiss Ott, M.D.

Politics

Let’s Make America Greater Than It Has Ever Been

About a week before the election, I sent some of my family members a private message. I wrote things like: “Most of us surround ourselves with people who affirm our beliefs – – and yet within our family we perhaps…
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What I Wish White Women Knew About Being a Woman of Color (Guest Post)

In “I’m Sorry. I’m Listening.” I extended an invitation to publish a guest post on “what I wish white women knew about being a woman of color.” I am honored to publish the words of my friend, Sherlonya Turner. We…
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I’m Sorry. I’m Listening.

Things have changed for me since the tragedy inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church because of the words of two bloggers – one black and one white. Osheta Moore’s post, “What I Need You to Say in Response to the…
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Sexism & Racism: The Truth About What We See

Before I go to work, I always pull my hair back – usually in a bun.  I smash my already smallish breasts with a sports bra under a unisex uniform.  I want to minimize my “tells” – the things others…
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Public vs. Private: The Hard Truth About Savannah Schools

August 2014: On the first day of school, I pulled into the tree-lined, landscaped campus of the most expensive private school in Savannah with my new pre-kindergartner and accidentally found myself in a parade of decorated luxury vehicles being driven by…
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HIV: The Truth about Testing

When I was 14, I spent a week at a camp that had a former gang-member as a guest speaker. He was middle-aged, but shorter than I was at 14, which is probably how he got his name, “Jimmy The…
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