Oreal Perkins, a nurse practitioner who’s been doing coronavirus care house calls in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has her feet firmly planted in her community, but her eyes on a future when essential workers are cared for and respected by those in positions of leadership:
“I know you are wondering why I have this look in my eyes, but I’m just reflecting on my sisters and brothers in healthcare who still to this day do not have enough masks and gloves to take care of their patients. I am wondering why if we are considered Essential Personnel, then why aren’t our essential needs being met?
Keep our struggles at the forefront of your mind as you listen to the daily press conferences and news briefings. Know that a lot of us are being silenced or we are just tired and have not spoken up. That is changing today!”