Melissa S. Creary

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Gilberto

I was working on Gilberto’s narrative last night. I’m profiling his story in my 3rd chapter with 5 others to help explain how skin color across the Brazilian phenotypic continuum influences one’s relationship with their sickle cell disease and the…

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September: Don’t Let the Sickle Stop You

As part of a capstone project for my MPH program many years ago, I developed a health education program called “Don’t Let the Sickle Stop You.”  It was part tongue in cheek, but also a message I thought was important…

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Beautiful in Every Shade

I’ve been watching the movement of Beautiful in Every Shade, brainchild from my friend Carlton Mackey, grow from afar this past year.  As a collaborator to the umbrella project of 50 Shades of Black, I am invested in the vision…

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I just wrote this as a status update and I thought…I should put this somewhere.  My project is not comparative, but I just can’t ignore how Brazilians find utility in the description of the slave trade when talking about sickle…

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Rio (Originally Posted: November 18, 2013)

When my host and her family and I walked back to the car.  I told them thank you for the view.  The son, said don’t thank us, thank God.  Indeed.

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Content (Originally Posted: October 21, 2013)

i am sitting by the window working (well, blogging at the moment).  i have just watched/listened to early evening rainfall and have found the Brazilian arts station where the last show was the sound of just the brushstrokes made by…

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Captain’s Log (Originally Posted: October 8, 2013)

Captain’s Log 007 I’ve been here a full week in this new habitation of orange juice and skinny jeans. About 47 left. But who’s counting. It seems I’ve taken to recording sounds when I move in. Here are some Brasilia…

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It’s The First Of The Month (Originally Posted: October 5, 2013)

…not really. I’m reflecting every month (and in between) on the state of science. How it’s all going. My reflections. Its the 5th, a Saturday night and I’ve been here (Brasilia, my first post) for four days. I’ve been to…

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The First (Originally Posted: September 4, 2013)

I had lunch with one of my mentors and committee members, Camara Jones, last week who suggested that I write my reflections at least once a month on my project, where its going, where my head is, what I think…

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Some Here And There…Pics and Musings (Originally Posted: July 8, 2013)

More iphoneshia for you!  I’m ruminating on a few blog posts of more substance though i know my family (and friends!) love the pics.  One will be titled “always being black in brasil”.  It’s my fourth time here and I’m…

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