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The Grace and Style Project is a book celebrating Black Female Doctors in the United States, aiming to inspire children to aspire to become doctors and contribute to their communities.

Featuring over forty doctors in diverse fields, the project, titled 'I AM A DOCTOR,' shares their personal stories of overcoming obstacles, emphasizing the importance of sisterhood, tribe, and networking in achieving the common goal of proudly proclaiming, 'I Am a Doctor.

a few of our featured doctors

Dr. Kenisha Evans
internal medicine

Dr. Joi Moore + Dr. Osamuede Lyona

Dr. Courtney Jacocks Chance
general denistry

About the Author: Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Illinois, Orlett Pearson McCall’s parents raised seven children. Growing up, she always dreamt of success or at least living a life she thought was successful. So when someone would try to shatter her dreams, she did not let them sway her based on her mother’s words, “You can be whatever you want.” Her words were ingrained in her mind. As a result, she set goals allowing her to hone her leadership skills, and those qualities assisted her in endless professional opportunities.


Dr. Noreen Mayberry Ph.D. Environmental, Space, Food and Nutrition Toxicologist

As a woman, people have told me that I took a job that should belong to a man, and with that, I still laugh. No matter your background, I believe many of us must work harder than men to prove ourselves.

Dr. Evelyn Burrell
Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist

As a black doctor, you face challenges, and as a woman, it is hard to be taken seriously as a doctor. It seems difficult for people to call me a doctor.

Dr. Crystal Collins Broussard, MD Gastroenterology

Once you achieve your goals, you must find a way to give back to your community at large. You must encourage, support, and motivate someone else along the way who may need to be inspired.

Dr. Ijeoma Nnopdim Opara, MD. FAAP Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

To our children and young doctors, do not listen to limitations placed on you by others; there is a place for you in medicine.

Dr. Chanae Dixon, MD Radiology

Our children need to see professionals that look like them, especially doctors.

Dr. Joi Moore
+ Dr. Osamuede Lyona