Standing on her Shoulders: Stories from Black Female Professionals
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Standing on her Shoulders 
Celebrating Meta L. Christy, DO, and African American Alumnae Trailblazers

February 16, 2021

There is at once great wisdom and humility in acknowledging that we all stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us.

In the vignettes that follow, seven African American alumnae share their experiences—personal and professional. They are courageous, determined and empowered women. And they are among those who proudly stand on Dr. Meta Christy’s shoulders.

Lisa M. Harris, DO ’07, FAAFP
Peaesha Lynette Houston, DO/MS ’14 (PCOM Georgia) 
Chavone Dantrell Momon-Nelson, DO/MBA ’05
Ashley Roxanne Peterson, DO ’19 (PCOM Georgia)
Vanessa A. Ragland, DO ’84
Nicole Thompson, MS/Psy ’10, EdS ’13 
Ebony D. Wortham, JD, EMPA Candidate, MS/ODL ’11

Laura Freeman, illustratorIllustrator - Laura Freeman

For its commemorative issue about Meta L. Christy, DO, Digest Magazine commissioned Laura Freeman, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honoree. Ms. Freeman's work has been recognized with an NAACP Image Award; has reached the New York Times Best Seller List; and has been honored by the Society of Illustrators, the Georgia Center for the Book, and in the Annals for Communication Arts and American Illustration.