I believe that in this life, we have the chance to do good, but also celebrate others who do good. 'Inspiring Women In Surgery' is very self-explanatory. There is so much 'fluff' on social media right now when it comes to 'women in medicine' and in my opinion, it all amounts to very little. Yes, people 'like' posts by the thousands, but what are they really 'liking'? A picture? A picture with a few hashtags? My goal was to create something where people 'liked' the message.

Perhaps I'm old-school, but I actually believe people still read (crazy, I know). The stories I tell are not my own, but they are through my lens. And within each of those stories, I try to personify accomplishment, work-ethic, a 'dare to dream' without ignoring the reality of where we are. But more than anything, I try to give you a sense of what these women stand-for in life through the lens of a career in surgery.

I am an equal-opportunity writer & the stories I choose to tell are based on the merits of the human qualities exhibited - I have rejected plenty of stories of people that believe their titles and academic pedigrees make for compelling reads - I call them 'CV features' - they even created a huge social network for them - it's called LinkedIn.

My Instagram will never have 25,000 followers, nor will my posts ever have 500+ likes, & I couldn't give a sh*t. I'm not going to just post a bunch of crap for the sake of "baiting & hooking" followers & likes. What I care about is that the people who choose to read what I do post find something that speaks to them; I care that the next-generation can find female role models who represent all that is good about surgery; I care about changing mindsets to enable more opportunities for women where historically, there have been few; I care more about the messaging than the hashtags or the numbers...

I care about finding superstars & making sure they know just how extraordinary they are...