I know that if equity is not an instinct yet among public health professionals, then a framework that ensures it must be.
When I look at black people’s present health outcomes I understand that they are based on structural inequities then and now, and directly linked to the ways that racism makes us sick.
She was courageous to write a book about being freaked out by becoming a mother and the changes that come with it. But the postpartum period doesn’t have to be riddled with problems.
In the last six months, five of my friends’ moms have died. My mom is 63, healthy and here, but her capacity for intimacy is incompatible with my desire to be nurtured.
“Black people celebrate our history all year long and throughout our life. Memory is so short, if we don’t focus the attention of the world on what’s important to us, others may be quick to help us forget.”