50 Ways I See — Really See — Black Women
A Black woman therapist — and anti-racist community advocate — acknowledges the sheer will and tenacity in the women she sees.
“The human toll of these stressors is immeasurable. Our minds, bodies, souls, success, wealth, and health rise and fall depending upon how other people treat us. We are not in control even though we try to be. Yet we cope. On one hand, one of the strengths of being a Black woman is that it allows me — allows us — to be seen as the cornerstone of the family, community, and society. On the other hand, this type of stress and expectation inevitably causes chronic exhaustion and the onset of physical and mental illnesses.” — Shanya Gray
Read Gray’s story in its entirety below.