Podcast Welcome: A Toast to Truths is where I share the mental, financial and emotional frustrations of being an entrepreneur. This is S4E4 Kill the Strong Black Woman Myth.
Q: Before we dive into today’s episode let me ask you this, who are you trying to be superwoman for?
Part I: So many articles are being written about stress and black women. This makes me happy. I was a “superwoman” for way too many years. I thought that was what I was supposed to do. But we as black women age our bodies 7.5 years ahead of our white counterparts being this “superwoman”. After reading this book, “Shifting: The Double Lives of Black Women and Depression” I realized there aren’t enough people educating us, women, on the harmful effects stress. Our society thrives on it yet it’s a precursor to many serious health issues that are preventable. This is why I’m on a mission to help others leave the strong black woman myth behind, put self-preservation first and protect their peace. I
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Why the “superwoman” syndrome must go.
What does #blackwomenatwork mean to our mental health
My personal experience being a “strong black woman”
Final Toast: The spring out of stress tip is learn to put boundaries on your time. Your time is the most valuable thing you can give to others. So honor it by giving it only when it’s available to give.
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