Toluwalese (Lase) Ajayi, MD
Pediatric Palliative Care, Rady Children’s Hospital
Marginalized populations struggle to be seen and heard. They have to fight that fight first before they can be seen as parents.
A Black pediatrician acknowledges that families of color or low SES believe they have to fight to be heard and seen; it’s an additional hurdle; and sometimes the fact that she is Black helps her connect more easily.