Welcome to the second post of our new Student Leader Spotlight series, where we’ll be regularly featuring one of our amazing Student Leaders and hearing in their own words what they care about, and what fuels the work they do with their chapter. This time is Taylor Williams-Hamilton, 3rd year medical student at Morehouse School of Medicine and MSFC chapter President.
What drove you to get involved with MSFC?
I joined MSFC because I saw it as a chance to learn more about reproductive justice while also giving me the opportunity to become a leader and advocate for social change.
What has been your favorite event/chapter activity so far?
My favorite chapter event was when we hosted a sex-trafficking workshop. We invited a speaker in around the time the super bowl was in Atlanta. It was perfect because Atlanta is also one of the biggest hubs for sex-trafficking. We learned about how to identify and care for victims when they come in as patients. We heard some of their stories and learned of ways that we could better serve this community of people.
What have you gained during the time you have been part of your MSFC Chapter?
I have grown as a leader and advocate. Now, reproductive justice is a passion that will become an integral part of my practice as a physician. I have also gained a great group of people that I can learn from who share some of the same passions that I have.
What first inspired you to become a doctor?
My great-grandmother, Daisy, inspired me to become a doctor. She had some complications from her diabetes, including kidney failure, but when I was a child with dreams of becoming a super model, she told me that I would become her doctor. She later passed away when I was 13 years old, but I thank her for giving me the drive and determination to become a physician who cares primarily for the underserved.
What’s the last book you read?
The last book I read was “Killing the Black Body” by Dr. Dorothy E. Roberts