Gabriel Cortez creates a historical bridge between Panama and growing up Panamanian-American, and the “arsenal of ways to self-destruct” that unite the intergenerational effects of Type 2 diabetes. Watch “Perfect Soldier”, a new Bigger Picture film directed by Jamie DeWolf.
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The Center for Health And Risk in Minority youth and adults (CHARM) is an NIH/National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded comprehensive center of excellence for addressing disparities and chronic disease prevention in minority youth and young adults.
Raised in the neighborhood of Fillmore in San Francisco, Erica McMath Sheppard comes from a large family in which the majority is battling diabetes. She is the living statistic of the type 2 diabetes epidemic affecting low-income communities of color.
Jose Vadi, a poet and coordinator with the Bigger Picture, recently wrote an article for GOOD on the trajectory and history of The Bigger Picture. He focused on Death Recipe, a poem written by Erica McMath Sheppard and how her poem inspired him to write his own poem The Corner. Jose also discusses, the new Bigger Picture Spanish-language poems, and hinted at more videos to come!