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Stop Calling Me A Strong Black Woman

March 6, 2014
Shay-Akil

I did a post in January about the issues behind the “Strong Black Woman” label given to so many Black women called “Politics of Black Superwomanly Otherness” (find it here: http://wp.me/pDq5I-zt) and my brilliant sister here has done her own piece on the same topic. It is touching in so many different ways. Read. Reflect. Heal.

We Maraud For Ears

After reading “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America” by Melissa Harris-Perry and “Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women in America” by Cherisse Jones a while back. I meditated on the thoughts in the book and how my life has been affected by the trope of the “Strong Black Woman”. Something both of these works dove in depth on and vetted something not many has discussed.

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