growth through authenticity

A podcast on diversity and amplifying underrepresented stories and voices in medicine. Like a seed that blossoms, it takes time to grow into our true, authentic selves. The lessons we learn along the way add to our identities. Medical residents Harjit Kaur, Margaux Miller, and Leen Samha, together with medical students Lina Ghabayen, Hạ Lê, and Mariam Asadian, discuss the challenges of studying and practicing medicine, and how their diverse backgrounds influence their everyday lives in medical school and beyond. Through honest and thought-provoking conversations, BUNDLE OF HERS continues to grow and learn from their diverse experiences, and each other.

Latest Episodes

S5E12: Exploring Your Sexuality, Unapologetically

Feb 7, 2022

Across identities and ethnicities, sexual liberation can look different to different people. But, the expectations, objectification, and sexualization placed onto women from societal pressures to appeal to the standard norm are common. And, on top of power-dynamic struggles, the narrative around ...

S5E11: Building and Sustaining Authentic Friendships in Medicine

Jan 31, 2022

With its high-stress environment, medical school can be an isolating experience. The competitive nature of medicine can sometimes make it difficult to foster authentic relationships that offer support and add to your overall well-being. When you think about a true, wholesome friendship—what does ...

S5E10: Afghanistan

Jan 24, 2022

Afghanistan is a region that, for years, has made headlines of war—but is often overlooked in its culture, beauty, and people. In S5E10, Mariam talks to fellow medical students Lilly Kanishka and Sajjad Askaryar about their experiences balancing their identities as Afghan-Americans in medicine, ...

S5E9: The Flaws of Cultural Competency in Health Care

Jan 18, 2022

How does a health care system ensure the population it serves gets the care it needs? The intentions of cultural competency may begin with wanting to deliver trauma-informed care to diverse communities, but the assumed generalization of a group of people can lead to ignored identities among ...

S5E8: In an Alternative Reality...

Jan 10, 2022

There's a misconception from society that we need to be self-made to be successful. But so many of us are community-made. Communities lift us to be better versions of ourselves—and for some, are the driving forces behind our achievements. In the first episode of 2022, Hạ, Leen, Lina, and Mariam ...

S5E7: Layers of Radical Rage

Dec 16, 2021

A lot of society tells us that some people can be angry and others can't—and that rage is an emotion often associated with certain stereotypes. But just because someone else can't understand your rage doesn't mean it's not real. Rage is our lived experiences and the policing of people's rage can ...

S5E6: The Different Manifestations of Confidence

Dec 9, 2021

Confidence is often said to be a characteristic of a leader. "You need to work on your confidence" if you want others to take you seriously. But is there a correct way to be confident? And when does showcasing what others may perceive as confidence interfere with your authentic identity? In S5E6, ...