Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lady friend.

with my new friend P.L.


I was sitting down doing some work in a quiet area at Grady today and this little girl, who was with her grandma, walked right up to me and touched my stethoscope. "Are you a doctor?" she asked me.

"I sure am," I replied.

"For real? Is it fun?"

"Fun?" I smiled and thought about it. "You know what? It is. It's a whole lot of fun."

"I can be a doctor, too."

"If I can you can. What's your name, sweetie?"

"My name is Pretty."

"Pretty?"

"Yep. And my middle name is Lady."

"Pretty Lady? Really? Is that your real name?"

She giggled and said, "Naww. But that's what everybody call me!" We both laughed and so did her grandma.

"Okay, little mama. Make sure you tell everybody to call you smart, too, okay?"

You know what Pretty Lady said to that?

"They ALREADY DO."


Boom.

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Happy Tuesday. Again. And no, I don't make this stuff up.

5 comments:

  1. That's awesome you planted that seed.....
    She needs to know early, Black girls rock....

    Dee in San Diego

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  2. Another story I can relate to! For years I wanted to become a Chemist but had NO support for that goal (and my grades weren't all that great either). But it wasn't until a MET a Black Woman Chemist that I started telling myself I could BE a Black Woman Chemist. I enrolled at a supportive university, and went on to earn both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemistry from UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Chapel Hill, respectively.

    Moral of this story is that even if no other person encourages this little girl to pursue a career in Medicine, she'll NEVER forget meeting you and more importantly, seeing proof that someone who LOOKS like her, can be a Physician!!!

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  3. That's awesome and she is adorable!

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