Submission Title

A Doctors Visit

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Mathematics and Political Science

Author Bio

Italia Lewis is a first-generation math and political science major. Lewis is a freshman with plans to become either a data analyst or head to law school in hopes of becoming an attorney.

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"My poem follows the story of a woman's doctor's visit. It is meant to convey what women face in going to the doctor, highlighting how women's health is often ignored or pushed off as a nonissue. The inspiration for this poem came from a women's health class I took last semester, in which we read different passages about the disparities women face while trying to get medical help. From being gaslighted, ignored, and shamed for being unhealthy, my poem is meant to highlight each and every one of those issues."



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