The Walking Gallery is “No Small Matter”

No Small Matter by Regina Holliday, 2012

Last Monday, it was my distinct honor to become one of the latest members of The Walking Gallery, a patient advocacy movement conceived by Regina Holliday. My story is depicted in painting #159 “No Small Matter.” It is difficult to find the words to elucidate the complex rush of feelings that came over me when I saw my jacket for the first time. I know my story. I tell it often, but to see it captured in acrylic on my suit blazer is altogether something else. We gathered at the Kaiser Permanete Total Health Center as a part of DC Health Innovations Week 2012. There was food, fellowship, song…and then we walked. The real power came over the next two days during the Health Data Initiative Forum III as conference attendees continually stopped to ask, “What’s the deal with the jackets?” This is such a marvelous way for each one to teach one.

See more about last week’s convening of The Walking Gallery created by Wen Dombrowski, MD


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