A tribute to Anna Deavere Smith

From time to time I have occasion to once again dwell in the incredible land of Anna Deavere Smith – a playright, actress and activist whose work ranks among my very favorite!  Today was one of those occasions, and since this, my personal blog, has been sadly neglected lately, it  occurred to me that this is the perfect place to share a couple of my favorite clips.  Her work is significant for its implications for nursing – including her significant role in the TV series “Nurse Jackie” (see Sandy Summer’s reviews of several episodes here).

These episodes focus on healthcare – the scripts for each character Smith portrays are verbatim excerpts from her interviews of the actual individuals, exporing experiences and viewpoints of a wide diversity of people who encounter the system in some way.

 

 

 

About Peggy Chinn

feminist, nurse activist, writer, editor of ANS Advances in Nursing Science, quilter, grandmother nurturing the future of the amazing children in my life.
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One Response to A tribute to Anna Deavere Smith

  1. kmaeve2012 says:

    I so loved this tribute. She’s amazing, I’ve seen her on TV before. km

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