Together, we can do anything because we already have. We have forged pathways for future women to come through. We must continue to fight for every voice to count. It will take every one of us to join in the movement of changing our world because it's not about any one of us, it's about every one of us.
This is not a space designated for one particular race. This space celebrates ALL women and highlights resources for communities of color that are often overlooked by society.
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Cultivating Unconditional Self-Worth.
On February 25, 2018 a beautiful soul ascended.
We always knew Kandis would be the best mom. For years she dealt with fibroids. Seeking the care of a specialist, she became a patient at University of Michigan. They felt a single procedure removing every fibroid would be most effective. It was an outpatient surgery, and when she returned home, recovery was tough. 16 days after the surgery she collapsed. I held her and watched as she took shallow quick breaths and was disoriented. The EMT's arrived and my mom told them that Kandis recently had surgery.
They checked her breathing and said everything was clear- she was fine. Claiming she only needed to calm down because she was having an anxiety attack, as though she was exaggerating. Upon admission to the hospital, they treated her with anxiety medication. They never heard her and a few hours later, she was gone. They wasted precious time dismissing her. There was a blood clot that traveled to her lung and there was no longer anything they could do.
I relive that day, everyday.
The EMT's, Nurses and Doctors have all moved on, our family never will.
In the U.S., Black mothers die at rates similar to those of women in lower-income countries whereas the mortality rate for White U.S. mothers closely resembles rates in more affluent nations.