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Women’s Health

Community Leaders Share Resources, Challenges at First Fenway Queer Women’s Health Roundtable

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On Monday, December 5, Fenway Health’s Women’s Health team facilitated its first Queer Women’s Health Roundtable, an evening of open discussion of the issues that affect the health and wellbeing of queer, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women and non-binary people assigned female at birth. Tanekwah Hinds, Women’s Health Program Coordinator, organized the roundtable to uplift and center the voices of community members speaking on behalf of the diverse populations that the Women’s Health Team serves. The representatives from each organization present were leaders who self-identified as cisgender women, transgender women, or non-binary individuals. “We wanted to provide a space for 
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18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch Emphasized Importance of Self-Care

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Over 100 attendees, including women of color cancer survivors and their supporters, volunteers, performers, and Fenway staff, came together on October 22 for the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch. The theme of this year’s event – “Self-Care: I Am My Best Work” – was inspired by Audre Lorde’s famous quote: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” The importance of self-care for survivors was highlighted throughout the event, at which attendees were offered free stress reduction coloring books that included resources for cancer survivors of color, yoga poses, 
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Join Us For the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch

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On Saturday, October 22, Fenway’s Women’s Health Team will hold the 18th Annual Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch, a celebration of women of color survivors and their supporters whose lives have been affected by cancer. Started in 1999, the brunch is named in memory of Audre Lorde, a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet” who battled cancer for 14 years. The brunch will be held from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at our 1340 Boylston St. location. The Audre Lorde Cancer Awareness Brunch is a gathering for women of color to share, network, and rediscover their resilience and strength.  The 
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Fenway’s Dr. Potter Named Castle Society Advisory Dean, Director at Harvard Medical School

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We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jennifer Potter has been appointed Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Potter is Director of the Women’s Health Program and Women’s Health Research at Fenway Health. She also serves as Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Women’s Health Education, and a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She has been a physician at Fenway Health since 2009. As Director of Women’s Health, Dr. Potter leads Fenway’s growing Women’s Health program and specializes in Internal Medicine, Women’s Health and LGBT Health.  Consistently ranked as 
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Meet Dr. Rebekah Viloria

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The Women’s Health team at Fenway Health is happy to announce the arrival of our new full-time OB/GYN provider, Dr. Rebekah Viloria. In addition to her expertise in general Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dr. Viloria has special interests in LGBT Health, management of abnormal pap smears and treatment of cervical dysplasia and irregular bleeding. Dr. Viloria also offers comprehensive obstetrical care and will be the new lead of Fenway’s OB/GYN practice in partnership with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Fenway has offered Obstetrics to our patients since 2014. With this service and a full-time OB/GYN, “Fenway moves closer to fulfilling its mission of 
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