Opeyemi Parham practiced family medicine for just over twenty years as Dr. Camilla Parham. Eleven years “post-doctoring,” she believes that those initials behind her name signify “Feral Physician (once domesticated, but returned to the WILD) and Mistress of Death (having learned mightily from her own Near Death Experience). As a writer she has an essay in “Hope Beneath Our Feet” and a chapter in “Dancing on the Earth: Women’s Stories of Healing, Through Dance.” She can be found on Facebook at “The Temple of The Healthy Spirit,” or at her website, www.ceremonyheals.com.
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