Linda Burke, MD
The part of my life that I hold dear is the adversity I endured growing up. My mother regretfully had a history of schizophrenia and I was raised by her sisters who graciously opened their home and raised me. Growing up in two different households (one in Long Island, the other in a Brooklyn housing project) shaped my perspective about life. From one aunt, I learned the power of education and advocacy through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. From the second aunt, I learned about navigating my role as a member of an extended family and was exposed to urban culture that nurtured my artistic creativity.
”#withoutthewhitecoat I am . . . a writer, a lover of the arts, a closet singer, a mother.