Vibhu Krishna, "Faces of the Frontline: Notes on Gender as a Frontliner Through Storytelling" | Episode 2 | #TheDomesticGaze

Sinead McCausland
July 09, 2020

Welcome to the second episode of The Domestic Gaze!

We are so excited to feature Vibhu Krishna in our second episode. 

Vibhu Krishna is a medical student at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and founder and Creative Director of the digital campaign Faces of the Frontline. Through Faces of the Frontline, Vibhu highlights and amplifies the voices of doctors, nurses, physicians, and other hospital staff, allowing them to tell their story. You can read an interview with Vibhu at Columbia News here. Find out more about Faces of the Frontline here and visit Vibhu's website here

In her episode "Faces of the Frontline: "Notes on Gender as a Frontliner Through Storytelling", Vibhu discusses her experience as a woman in medicine and the importance of storytelling and intersectional thinking for both patients and physicians. 

Listen to the episode in full at the link above, or on our SpotifyYouTube, or IGTV.

Further reading:

Mary Marshall Clark, "Oral History of Disasters and Pandemics" (April 2020):

HERstory (ongoing):

“Who Draws the World: Why Arts and Humanities are Crucial in the COVID-19 Crisis” with Judith Butler, in conversation with Florence Dore and Andrew Perrin (May 2020): 

Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project from the National Women's History Museum (ongoing):

StoryCenter: Global Stories from the COVID-19 Pandemic (ongoing):

UN Women on the Frontlines of COVID response (April 2020):

#TheDomesticGaze listen now:

Terry McGovern, "Gender in the Pandemic: The Disproportionate Impacts on Women"

Alexis J. Hoag: "Policing Black Bodies: Race and Gender in the Criminal Legal System”

For more about the series: