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Natalie J. Egan: Spreading Empathy Through Technology

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Natalie: Empathy is the ability to understand and feel what other people are feeling. At Translator, we do this by helping people become more self-aware through anonymous, technology-based exercises. These “learning experiences” are designed to help people first reflect on their own identity and lived experiences so that they are then ready to learn about other people. Without self-awareness, people cannot have empathy. And that is what we do!

Justin Ayars: Building An Inclusive, Personalized LGBTQIA+ Telehealth Platform

Justin Ayars: Building An Inclusive, Personalized LGBTQIA+ Telehealth Platform

Justin: Glad to be here, Spiffy! In 2016, the National Institutes of Health (America’s medical research agency) classified the LGBTQ+ community (about 40 million Americans) as a “health disparity population.” This means the LGBTQ+ community has endured historic discrimination, suffers from unique health concerns, and lacks adequate access to healthcare. My company, equalityMD, elevates the LGBTQ+ community through a telehealth platform that has a network of culturally competent providers who deliver inclusive, personalized care.