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✨AUCTION✨ This 24-hr auction starts February 27th at 10am PT and ends February 28th at 10am PT.
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“Do No Harm”
Dr. Susan Moore was in an Indianapolis ICU battling Covid-19 - a virus that has collectively shortened the life expectancy of American citizens by an entire calendar year - and her attending physician was denying her adequate care. Despite her medical expertise, Susan’s pain was downplayed, her symptoms dismissed, and premature discharge was looming. Susan was struggling to breathe, begging for treatment, an all her physician saw was a Black woman attempting to obtain narcotics.
We know Susan’s story because she shared it with us via social media in the days before she died. We also know Susan’s story because it is one as old is this country. To think that these inequities have disappeared with the emergence of the 13th amendment or the Civil Rights movement is irresponsible, and a disservice to our Black communities. They happen every day, they happen where we live, and they happen to people we love. 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost every year due to abhorrent and easily avoidable inconsistencies in quality of medical care.
This piece is dedicated to Dr. Susan Moore, who raised her voice until we heard her, and for all Black patients who are dismissed, disregarded, or silenced. Oxidized, etched sterling silver and copper brooch.