Tagged black women

Gestational Injustice and Misogynoir

“Raisin in the sun, I’ll raise my son to be less cynical.” — Kemba, Caesar’s Rise Gestational Injustice and Misogynoir The embodied trauma is twofold, symbiotic; a descendant of a violent lineage of black suffering. While carrying the weight of the statistics to which she belongs, the expectant black mother navigating the legislative terrain of…

Manic Monday, Contemplating Pills (288)

I was diagnosed with PTSD and Bipolar 1 when I started therapy for bulimia at age 20. Now it’s seven years later and I still remember how abandoned I felt when the social worker in charge of my case moved to Texas just as I was starting to feel comfortable with the sessions about four months into my…