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Fibroids the Female Curse. Period.

Unerased | Black Women Speak

Release Date: 07/18/2021

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Unerased | Black Women Speak

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In this episode, we offer candid conversation about the lingering scourge of colorism among melanated people, both here in the United States and across the globe. This esoteric scale of beauty extends much further into areas of economic and social mobility, self-worth, and community acceptance. Our guests ask you, the audience, to deeply consider how we–as individuals and on the institutional level–must take responsibility for ending this defeatist practice and do the hard work of healing the generational trauma that colorism causes.

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We begin with an exploration of fibroid, uterine tumors swirling in more questions than answers. With little information on cures or causes, Black women are plagued with the benign tumors three times more frequently than White women, earlier and with greater severity of symptoms. We kickoff this trilogy with our podcast advocacy partner the White Dress Project in marking July as Fibroid Awareness Month. Two project leaders join us to share their personal journey, confront myths, and propose action that breathe hope and unity into a condition that we once suffered in silence and alone.