A publication of writings from patients, caregivers, staff, and community members
Volume 17 – Winter 2021
Patients, caregivers, staff and students are welcome and encouraged to write for Lombardi Voices, the Arts and Humanities Expressive Writing Program’s annual publication. Lombardi Voices has become an extremely anticipated publication. Those who have submitted get very excited about seeing their name in print and sharing their contributions with the community. Those in the Lombardi waiting area love to read the submissions when waiting for their appointment.
Expression, Empowerment, and Community
“To create community
Requires some unity of purpose
And disposing of surplus
The expression of shared hopes and dreams
Is more significant than it seems.
You have to be a fighter
To make others’ burdens lighter.
And how do we convey morality
When the reality all around us
Is depressing and bleak?
For it’s empowerment we seek
And it will only take a minute
To win it!
Facing a different direction
Takes only one step to pivot
And knock in a divot for change.
And here’s my confession
What’s required is collaboration
not suppression of self!
I may make it possible, but you’ll make it happen!“
– Carey Oler, 2020
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Lombardi Voices is made possible through private and public contributions, if you would like to financially support the continuation of Lombardi Voices, please directly contact Julia Langley, Faculty Director at (202) 444-7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a gift.