I could write Living with Lynching in a way that made me proud because I had amazing support from countless people and several organizations. Those factors were not enough, however. I combined that support with a particular approach to my work and my health. Because I think that adopting a similar approach might help others, I shared my perspective on healthy choices in a forum initiated by the extraordinary online journal The Feminist Wire. This publication has become known for providing clusters of essays on key issues, ranging from the politics of Palestine to voting rights in the United States. This time, women's health took center stage, with a special focus on women of color in the academy. I am honored to have my ideas about this topic included in this remarkable and remarkably important forum.
Emphasizing the need to draw boundaries and say "no," my piece is titled "Should-ing All Over Ourselves"
For an overview of the entire forum, see "Take Care: Notes on the Black (Academic) Women’s Health Forum"
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