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Get Ready to Write

September 25 @ 3:00 pm

Marita Golden (author of The Strong Black Woman) has a writing workshop for you to take part in on the 25th of September.

Event Details:

Would you like to spend six hours working on your writing with an award-winning author of 19 works of fiction and nonfiction?

Get verbal and written feedback on your writing?

Be part of an intimate community of writers?

If you answered yes, you are invited to Get Ready To Write my two-session workshop that will ignite your focus, your motivation, and your talent — the ingredients you need to tell the story you want and need to tell!

You may not believe this, but even as the author of 19 works of fiction and nonfiction, I experience anxiety, uncertainty, and self-censorship.

I’ll show you how I overcome those temporary obstacles and write with intention and power one sentence and a time!

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison said of my work, “It is always heartening to see women step up to the writer’s table. When the results are as adroit and affecting as Marita Golden’s work, it is more than satisfying, it is a cause for celebration.”

If you aren’t afraid to write, then maybe you don’t have a compelling story to tell. Let your fear be the fire that illuminates your story!

The Strong Black Woman

How a Myth Endangers the Physical and Mental Health of Black Women

“Black don’t crack”. The Strong Black Woman Syndrome is a racist and sexist archetype created to marginalize Black women. It is a toxic ideology that is a major factor contributing to the dismal health metrics for Black women, showing that four out of five are overweight and are more likely to suffer a stroke or heart attack than White women. The syndrome calls on Black women to be the problem-solvers and chief caretakers for everyone in their lives. “Black don’t crack” is a familiar adage. We never buckle, never feel vulnerable, and never bother others with our pain.

Black women face a hidden mental health crisis of anxiety and depression. To be a Black woman in America is to know that you cannot protect your children or guarantee their safety, that your value is consistently questioned, and that even being “twice as good” is often not good enough. Consequently, Black women disproportionately experience anxiety and depression. Studies now conclusively connect racism and mental health―and physical health.

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