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Heather Furnas

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    I am writing about being a woman plastic surgeon. As a clinical associate professor at Stanford, Dept. of Surgery, I've published scientific articles about the disparities between men and women plastic surgeons, from sexual harassment to infertility and childlessness rates. My memoir offers a story, and the papers offer data. I am married to my partner (also a surgeon), and we raised to kids, now grown and gone.
    I lost my house in the California Tubbs Fire in 2017, along with my neighborhood, and writing has helped anchor me.

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  1. New York Pitch Conference: Seven Short Assignments: 1. Write your story statement: Heather Furnas struggles to survive a hostile, macho surgical culture to become a surgeon and mother. 2. In 200 words or less, sketch the antagonist or antagonistic force in your story. Keep in mind their goals, their background, and the ways they react to the world about them. At the age of 15, Heather Furnas dreams of becoming a surgeon after watching her father operate as a Flying Doctor in East Africa. During medical school she questions her dream after bein
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