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When Faking Normal Becomes the Norm

Constantly telling yourself that everything is fine, even when...

Hey Sis…Your Magnificently Melanated Skin tone is Putting Your Vitamin D Level at Risk

We have all heard the numerous recommendations over the...

Black Women Want Healthy Looking Skin and Need Black Estheticians

I’ve struggled with acne and hyperpigmentation since puberty and...

Let's Stop Only Naming Racism in Healthcare, Let's Cancel It

For a long time we’ve been trying to get...

Unplugging As a Form of Self-care

Once limited to helping us connect with friends, family...

Lupus Warrior

My name is Shadé Mallory and I was diagnosed with...

Dear Moms, Put Your Air Mask On!

I was awoken by the smell of rice porridge laced...

Black Codependent Caretaker

November was National Family Caregivers Month. Caring for a  loved...

It Answered Back – A Hilarious Joke

I jumped off my last zoom call at 6:30pm. I’d...

Meet Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Co-chair of President-elect Biden’s Coronavirus Task Force

On his first Monday as President-elect, Joe Biden announced that...

COVID-19: The Reawakening of Blackness

COVID-19, the straw that broke the racist back of America....

A Long Walk to HealthCare

In 2013, I was a middle school teacher in Baltimore....

Knowing My Family’s Health History Saved My Life

For as long as I can remember breast cancer has...

Therapy Is for Church Girls Too

Growing up in an ultra Caribbean, ultra conservative, Christian family,...

The Heart-Breaking Disease that is Killing Our Black Women

September 17th, 2004 was the worst day of my life...

How Doulas Are Saving Black Women One Birth at a Time

Black women are magical, fierce, independent and are dying from...

Decision Week: Pregnant, Surprised, And a Week to Decide Pt. 2

I sat in the passenger’s seat of my partner’s car...

A Retired OB/GYN’s Guide to Helping Black Mothers Survive

I am a retired physician from New York with 30...

Seeking Non-COVID-19 Related Care During the Pandemic

It was just my luck that I had a piercing...

Shredding the Veil of Silence: Black Maternal Health and the Significance of Speaking Up

Last month, director of the Centers for Disease Control and...