4 Ways to Kill the 'Strong Black Woman' So You Can Be Happy Again

December 11, 2014 4:28 PM

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4 Ways to Kill the 'Strong Black Woman' So You Can Be Happy Again

If I could quit my job, buy a pick-up truck with a megaphone attached to it, and spend the rest of my days shouting from the top of my lungs my own version one of my favorite bell hooks quotations, "Strength is not the ability to overcome but the ability to endure," I would.

It is such an important concept for black families to understand: Black women are not here to live their lives shouldering the burdens of others. Seriously. There has to be point where we go beyond the act of enduring, silent suffering, and noble martyrdom. (That's for the birds.)

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