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The Clot
Great Weather For Media’s Summer 2013 Anthology, The Understanding Between Foxes and Light

In the NICU; The Tumor
Hektoen International Vol 4, Issue 3. Fall 2012.

Poetry Pact, volume I
An anthology of poetry. June 2012.

Cemetery at Dusk; Antonia’s Grave; A Question of Death. Some Graveyard Poetry I wrote on a dare, featured on the Friday The Thirteeners Blog.

Canadian Medical Association Journal
August 10, 2010 doi:10.1503/cmaj.100434

An Infinite Fraction
Journal of General Internal Medicine
April 10, 2010 25(7):754

They Were Beautiful Once
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Oct 27, 2009 doi:10.1503/cmaj.090712

Omaha World Herald, Nov 24, 2008
PDF pending

Filling the Empty Room Anthology
Morpo Press 2009



“The Cobbler.” Vine Leaves Literary Journal #4 October 2012, page 2.



The Diversity Struggle for a POC Author Writing characters with diverse races should be easy for an author who isn’t White, right? Wrong.

My September 11th: An essay on the Lydia’s 9/11 experience, while she was a medical chief resident at Bellevue Hospital, NYC and nearly eight months pregnant with her first child.

On Being Bullied: A personal experience, and a tribute to Lydia’s mother during a difficult time.

The First Wake: On attending her very first wake–not of a family member, but of a favorite patient. JAMA. 2009;301(5):467-468.

The Veil: In NYC’s Bellevue hospital, an experience tending to a young, dying patient. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2006;145:932.

A Lost Aunt: While interviewing her father for a family history project, Lydia learns of an aunt that died at the same age as her own youngest child. CMAJ. June 29, 2011 doi:10:1503/cmaj.101686

Eating Disorders and Body Image Distortion in Fiction and Poetry: This is an essay from her days at NYU School of Medicine, for a Humanities elective.