Post and podcast by HLTD50 students Shining_Diamond_17 and hhhipster In this podcast, we talk about what it was like meeting Catherine Hernandez and reflect on what it means to connect art, health, and the humanities. We hope you enjoy! (click the image below to listen)… Read More


Post by HLTD50 student KAKhalfan This week’s blog post will be a continuation of last week’s podcast on the importance of multiple stories for health-related storytelling. In the podcast I discussed the ways that Catherine Hernandez’s Scarborough depicted how multiple stories encapsulate Arthur Frank’s ‘web of stories’ (described in his book The Wounded Storyteller), effectively reducing the isolation many… Read More


Podcast and post by HLTD50 student TChainz In this episode, TChainz offers his insight and critical reflection on the novel Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez. Focusing on the perspective of one of the most noteworthy characters, he reconnects with the foundation of his home ever since setting foot into Canada and reliving childhood memories. Scarborough is… Read More


Post and podcast by HLTD50 student Honourable_Renegade In this podcast, The Honourable Renegade Baron of Kiwi delves into the intriguing topic of Quest Narratives. With reference to Arthur Frank’s The Wounded Storyteller, he introduces the narrative form’s use of the three stages of a quest: departure, initiation, and return. He reflects upon these stages, hoping to explain… Read More


Post by HLTD50 student TChainz “Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability” – William Osler Art is the projection of our experiences and ourselves. When I first enrolled in HLTB50, Introduction to Health Humanities, I had a revelation in which I would carry throughout my journey in becoming a Medical Officer… Read More


Post by HLTD50 student Catastrophe Survivor Having been a bundle of stress-ball my entire life, fear and anxiety, a mental health illness that have affected countless number of people of all ages worldwide, is nonetheless something that I have known and familiarized myself with. That is, the fear that I am not good enough, or the… Read More