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9. Taboos: Wellness in the Black Community
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9. Taboos: Wellness in the Black Community

Ashley and Dr. Ijeoma break down the systemic and social barriers the Black community face when it comes to wellness and healthcare.
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Special Projects Coordinator Kathryn Destin moderates a conversation between Girls Write Now Mentor Ashley Sowers and friend Dr. Ijeoma Unachukwu about the taboo of practicing mental wellness in the Black community and the inequities the healthcare system enforces in its practices. They also explore the presence of misogynoir in professional spaces that view Black women as disposable and undeserving of wellness.

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Girls Write Now
Writing Our Way to Wellness
Writing Our Way to Wellness is a conversational podcast driven by Girls Write Now’s community members of mentees, mentors, and content experts exploring wellness in the art of writing. Released in September 2023, Writing Our Way to Wellness gives silenced voices a brave space to navigate what wellness looks, sounds, and feels like to them. Listeners will be able to engage in transcultural and intergenerational conversations covering a range of topics from social, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness. By exploring this rarely discussed matter, listeners and our guests will leave the conversation with more tools to help them navigate the challenges that follow being a human in this ever-evolving society.