A smiling young Asian man against a backdrop of trees and the Boston skyline.

It was very difficult for me to get connected to care because it wasn’t covered under my parents’ insurance. So, my doctors actually had to take me on as a research study. That was the first time I saw how social determinants of health and health inequality can lead to health disparities. A diagnosis is not just a diagnosis—there’s a story behind it. I envision a healthcare system, and medicine, to be a world where we’re seen as human beings first. To have the potential to be who you want to be is the most empowering thing in the world.

This Is Me

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we present the This Is Me exhibit. This Is Me amplifies the voices of individuals living with disabilities and chronic health conditions, caregivers and disability rights activists.