The Value of “Telling Our Stories”
Healthy Black Families, Inc. is pleased to announce the publication of our first book entitled: What We Carry: Stories Black Women Never Tell.
African American women endure higher rates of health inequities than white, Latina or Asian American women. What We Carry: Stories Black Women Never Tell documents Black women’s experiences with racism and publicly validates the long-term health impact of toxic stress by supporting eight (8) women from Sisters Together Empowering Peers (STEP), a program of Healthy Black Families, Inc., to reflect on their personal stories of pregnancy, childbirth and child rearing, poor quality care, racism in health settings, miscarriage, infant mortality, violence, homelessness, and incarceration. This book is a collection of stories and lessons learned from their journeys to overcome life stressors.
HBF Staff and participants gathered in celebration the publication of the first book from Healthy Black Families, Inc. at our Book Release Party and Cultural Event on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2018) at The Rec Room (3222 Adeline Street) in South Berkeley.