Kaitlyn E. Lee, MPH

Well friends, I’m a little older than I wanted to be, but I’m here.  I worked my ass literally off for 21 months (no really, I lost quite a bit of weight - HA), however, I’m not solely responsible for reaching this accomplishment, and it’s important to acknowledge the realities that got me to this…

Quarantine: Day # March Still Isn’t Fucking Over

Okay so I'm getting pretty agitated because there are people [still] out there, very misinformed ones, who think the Trump Administration is not responsible for anything. Worst part? "I take no responsibility for that." -DT, in the context of not having literally anything we need. He's right on board with 'em. So, this one's for YOU…

Comin’ at you with SARS-Cov-2

What a time to be a Fellow at NIAID - especially as a public health student. SARS-Cov-2 is what the world is dealing with. As you know, we are now facing a pandemic. Here is what I have to offer: Everyone is posting this graph with the two peaks. Well, what this is essentially demonstrating…

A tribute to Gram

My dear friend, you are gone and I have never felt so lost. I have never known a life without you and now I have no choice but to navigate it on my own. I broke down tonight, finally. I haven't had the chance to mourn since the funeral. My mind has been flooded with…

My Bolivia blog post(s)

If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of self-sustainability and use of natural resources, indigenous communities, or simply your comfort zone, then Bolivia should be at the top of your list when looking to study abroad. My experience in Bolivia was humbling, rich, and overall the most invaluable travel experience thus far.  What I enjoyed…

The reality

Pretty much every single thing is great right now. A new healthy home, preparing for my study abroad, and catching up with lots of friends. I've started yoga again, I'm getting acupuncture for my shoulder... It has been a truly wholesome month. However, the wrath of being a student has hit, in the sense that…

Re-do pls

Remember that one time I wrote a post called "welcome to MY crib"? Yeah, that was a fucking joke. I'm moving in 7 days. Long story short, I waited around in hell, living between 2 shit-ass slum-lord apartments for about 5 weeks. Prior to that, I slept at my neighbors, and prior to that, I…

It’s time to be 28

I won't lie, that title was really hard to type. 28 may not seem old to some people, but hell, it's the oldest I've ever been. I haven't allowed myself much time to think about it, and it's not exactly something I am wanting to celebrate. When people see me, I'm sure a lot of…

welcome to MY crib

[[[Life Event]]] She finally lives alone. I now have a complete understanding of when people say that you have to experience living by yourself. I am experiencing the phenomenon and it is beyond ideal. This was my 15th move since my parents divorce, and I have been on the run every 6-9 months since. This…

This freaking night

6 hours ago I was about to have a mental breakdown. In fact, I may have had a small one. Right now, though? Right now I am B E A M I N G . Let's start from the top because it's important to keep in mind my initial mental state. This week began like…