Subira Otieno-Keswick
Owned by: Jay
Basic Information
Full Name: Subira Otieno-Keswick
Born: 7 October 2011
Age: 34
Status: Alive
Gender: Female
Species: Witch
Nationality: British
Ethnicity: African
More Information
Sexual Orientation: Bi
Romantic Orientation: Bi
Relationship Status: Single
Accent: British
Birthplace: St. Mungo's
Native Language: English
Languages Spoken: English
Current Location: London, England
Magical Information
Blood Status: Pureblood
Wand Wood: Willow
Wand Core: Dittany Stalk
Wand Length: 11 3/4 in.
Wand Arm: Left
Patronus: Orca
Boggart: Patients she's lost
Exotic?: No
Schooling Information
Schooling: Hogwarts
House: Hufflepuff
Year: Graduated.
Year Joined: 1st
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Subira is a very responsible and disciplined person and a very hard, dedicated worker. She gets it mostly from her family; being the oldest sibling meant care of the younger kids often fell to her when their parents were busy, and she took her role very seriously, and she didn't like feeling like she let her parents down, even as a child, and the habits she developed while young are ingrained into her soul.

She is also extremely patient and difficult to get riled up. She's excellent with difficult patients and has no trouble remaining calm while they vent or rant or cry or whatever else. She's there for them because they need healing, and she's going to make sure they get it. Similarly, Subira is also very calm under pressure. She knows how to budget her money, her time, and her energy efficiently, even when the situation is dangerous or volatile.

When Subira takes on a patient, she keeps tabs on them until she knows they're better, even if she has to pass them on to an expert in the treatment needed. If she works with them, they're her patient, even if they're only under her care for a short time. She often makes a point to get to know the local healers and the healers on assignment with her so she knows who to send the patient to in the event she is not the best person for the job.

Subira likes to be the best, but she isn't about to pretend like she is if she isn't. She doesn't know everything, and while she might be skilled in a lot of different areas, so are other people, and she isn't going to take a chance away from them just to make herself look better. She likes for things to be fair and transparent and is not afraid to speak out if she notices that a situation is skewed.

Subira becomes very frustrated with herself whenever she loses a patient and spends a lot of time after running through their treatment in her head, attempting to find where she went wrong or what she could have done better. She'll do that until she finds an answer, even if that answer is simply that they were too far already for her to help. Her process helps most of the time, but there are still patients she's lost that haunt her.

One of the few things that sets Subira off is insinuations or suggestions that she should give a patient anything less than proper treatment or direct interference with her proper treatment of a patient. She takes the Hippocratic oath very seriously and will not break it.

She's a very tactile person, both at work and in her personal life. She's very much a casual toucher, but if she senses she's making someone uncomfortable she'll make herself more aware of her habits.

Her family is extremely important to her and she's close to her parents and siblings, even when she's on the other side of the world. She's very good about staying in touch and likes to keep up to date with the happenings in their lives.


Subira was born to Ayleanna and Caleb Otieno-Keswick on a mild but cloudy Friday in early October. She's the oldest of three kids, and she was very much the responsible older sibling growing up. Her parents come from a well-established, wealthy family, so growing up she rarely wanted for anything and got the best primary schooling money could buy.

Her first sign of magic was at nine. She was playing outside with her siblings when her youngest sibling fell, scraping up their arm. Subira, as the responsible oldest sibling, went to help, and when she did she was accidentally able to partially heal the scrape. She was rather relieved; she was a bit of a late bloomer, and she'd overheard her parents worrying that she was a squib. Standing proud, she told her parents what had happened and made sure her siblings backed her up.

Even in primary school, Subira felt pressure to be the best. Her parents were never mean to her when she was less than perfect, and in fact they were always good about encouraging her, but she could tell they wanted her to be better. From a young age, the principles of discipline and hard work were instilled in her, and she rolled with it. In primary school, she excelled, and was often the top student. She was always eager to answer questions to show what she knew, and it got to the point that the teachers would ask her to let other students answer. Subira, of course, did so, because she wanted everyone to have a fair chance.

At Hogwarts, Subira was sorted into Hufflepuff at no surprise to her family. She did just as well at Hogwarts as she had in primary school, but she enjoyed potions most, and in her sixth and seventh years was a tutor for the younger students. She was made prefect, but she gave it up because she wanted to make sure she had time for herself on top of her education.

Subira played just as hard as she worked. She played as a chaser on the house team, and if she wasn't on the pitch or in the hospital wing helping and learning from the school healers, she was either in the potions room tutoring younger students or in the common room playing wizard's chess or gobstones with them.

After graduation, she had her sights set on Healers without Borders, but she wanted real experience before jumping into it and so she got an internship at St. Mungo's and at the end of her internship, she felt ready to pursue her dream career. She joined Healers without Borders without issue and traveled around the world to areas of need, treating all sorts of maladies, injuries, and diseases.

She has friends within the program that she spends time with, and there are some areas that she'll rotate back to where she has friends as well. Her job keeps her quite busy, but she always finds time to relax and let off stress with friends. She loves to take in the local scenery if that's an option, but she'll happily settle for beers and billiards if that's all they've got time for.

She loves her job, but she rarely stays in one place long and doesn't often have time to just hang out with her family, which is why she's decided to set down some roots at home and see about getting a job at St. Mungo's, but she'll still help with Healers without Borders, just not year-round.

Model: Samira Wiley
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 111 lbs
Voice Type: Tenor
Distinguishing Marks: tattoos
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Subira: Patient
Otieno: Born at night
Keswick: Cheese farm, or possibly Kell's place at the bend of the river

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Witchagram: @LifeisBorderless
She's a libra.


  • What was your first incident of magic and how old were you?
  • Do you believe in love at first sight?
  • How do you want to be remembered by the people around you?
  • What is one activity that helps wind you down? Alternatively, what is one activity that does the opposite to you? Is there more than one, if so-what?
  • Were you close with your family growing up? If not-why?
  • If you weren’t raised by your parents, who did? How did you find yourself in this position?
  • What would you say to your younger self and what would they think of you?
  • Where do you see yourself in ten years?
  • What were you like growing up?
  • Who/what was the biggest influence growing up? Why?
  • What was your childhood dream? Why so? And why did it change?
  • If you’re not native to the UK, where were you born and how did you end up in the UK?
  • Would you rather have endless money or endless amount of love? why?
  • What are people’s usual first impressions of you? Are they correct?
  • How much effort do you put into fashion and appearance? Do you have a personal ‘aesthetic’?
  • Do you have any phrases that you tend to overuse?
  • What is your most vivid memory? This doesn’t have to be a good or bad memory.
  • When was the last time you cried?
  • What is your guilty pleasure? Do you try and fight it?
  • What’s your ideal best friend?
  • How do you treat the people around you?
  • Do you believe people can be given a second chance?
  • What do you think it means to be human?
  • What act have you made that you most regret?
  • How do you behave in a romantic relationship? If you’ve never been in one before, how do you think you’d behave?
  • Do you believe in zodiac signs?
  • Who or what is your ‘kryptonite’?
  • How do you react to negative emotions? How do you react to positive emotions?
  • What can usually be found in your fridge?
  • Do you have instances in your past that you’d prefer not to tell people?
  • What’s your education history? Do you enjoy learning and the way Hogwarts is taught?

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