Although I have grown to accept my body in many ways, the pressures of society and the weight of patriarchy make this a journey. A journey that has its ups and downs.
Here are eight ways to break through the “strong Black woman” stereotype, get in touch with your emotions, and get help.
Awards do little when a culture of martyrdom—the discouragement to prioritize one’s own emotional and mental health—reigns in the lives of activists.
I felt powerless in shaping my life and was depressed. And everyday I thought about running away somewhere warm, with plenty of African heritage people, where we witness and experience liberation. This dreaming saved me.
When I was thousands of feet in the air, I found myself having one of the scariest mental health problems ever.
As someone who is doing social justice work, I know that I have to take care of myself in order to be able to keep going.
systemic inequality makes pleasurable work more accessible for some than others.