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I thought it’d be a good idea to compile some of my favorite black girl centric media platforms and artists that have helped me unpack, recharge, and rebuild recently. Hopefully sharing this can help you identify new mediums to engage with for your self care!
Mental health is not something which is discussed openly in the black, asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) community and as a mixed-race female growing up, I felt as though I couldn’t open up about my mental health with my black family members.
If you’re Black in America, especially if you’re a Black healthcare provider, you know this story well – the infamous Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male.
African Americans get sick more often and die sooner than whites in this country. If death rates were equal among whites and blacks, we would see 100,000 less African Americans die each year. Over the course of ten years that would equate to 1 million fewer black people dying.
This February, I embarked on my fourth international trip and first African trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.
The event was an overflow of love and support with women from all walks of life coming together to share their testimonies; encouraging each other, laughing together and crying together; reminding each other - we are not alone.
Unlike my first year of college when my ego helped me ignore the signs of my mental illness, it now helped me be persistent in completing my undergraduate degree.
Part 1 of the Segregation and Health Series will provide an introduction and discuss how researchers measure segregation.
What my patients often mention is that,"my doctor was too busy to explain how to take this and didn't tell me side effects”, or “they just told me to take this, but I don't even know what this is for.” How disturbing!
Brandy, Brown Beauty Mom
Today is the American Heart Associations Go Red for Women’s heart disease day. Heart disease is hereditary on both sides of my family. My mom among other diseases she has she has heart failure. Right now, she’s fighting for her life after having a stroke after having open heart surgery.
Lacey C. Wilson
How do you create safety in sharing your own feelings? How do you walk away from a conversation with your child or spouse, feeling like you’re more connected to them and not pushing them away? How can we approach all of these questions with respect to Black culture?