KGH Interpretation Spanish-English Medical & Mental Health Interpretation


NCIHC AMM Language Access Café Summary: LGBTQ-Affirming Interpretation Services


I had both the pleasure and privilege to facilitate a session of the Language Access Café at the 2021 Annual Membership Meeting of the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare. This year’s theme was Trauma, Language, and Social Justice, and I was asked if I could lead a discussion on interpreting for the LGBTQ community. It felt so appropriate and timely to center this discussion...

Discussion Video: Misgendered Mammogram


As I mentioned in a past article, I've started creating YouTube videos for interpreters.  My previous video was a consecutive interpreting practice script in English, touching on a non-binary person trying to get a mammogram.  This video touched on a lot of interesting and important topics, so I thought I'd make a video discussing the issues presented in the script.

March Madness: presentations and many big things to come!


March is gearing up to be a huge month for me! I will be giving a presentation to Spanish-speaking community members entitled "Know Your Rights: Language Assistance in the Medical Field" (translated from Spanish title). Furthermore, I'll be giving a lecture, "Medical Interpretation in Richmond and Special Considerations for the LGBTQ Community" (translated from Spanish title; presentation in...

Being Mindful of Gender as an Interpreter of a Gendered Language


Discussions about LGBT+ topics with other interpreters are more and more frequently revolving around gender. Some interpreters find interpreting for patients who are non-cisgender to be difficult to wrap their heads around. Furthermore, if you are a native speaker of a historically gendered language, breaking free from that linguistic gender binary may seem like an insurmountable task...

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KGH Interpretation Spanish-English Medical & Mental Health Interpretation

Kelly (Grzech) Henriquez

I am a Certified Medical/Healthcare Interpreter (CMI-Spanish, CHI-Spanish) and a medical interpreter trainer. I work as an independent contractor in the greater Richmond, Virginia area as a Spanish-English medical interpreter. Click here to read more about me.

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