Dear Friend,

Happy Monday!  We're so glad you're here. 

BlackHer Shero of the Week

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is MSNBC contributor and former Congresswoman Donna Edwards.  Edwards was the first African American woman to represent Maryland in the U.S. Congress and is now serving as the national co-chair of Health Care Voter, a campaign to "hold elected officials accountable and support those who fight to protect our care.”

We spoke to her about her passion for making health care affordable for, and accessible to, all U.S. families.

Check her out!

BlackHer Fact

Diabetes is one of the big health risks for Black women but it doesn't have to be our destiny!

Black Women's Health Imperative is a partner with CYL², Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life, a program to "teach women — and men — across the country how to eat differently and move more."

Learn more about CYL² and take their online quiz today to see if you are at risk for prediabetes.

Because Self-Care is Only Part of Our Healing Journey

In her piece this week, Dominique reminds us that bubble baths and facials are great, but if we truly want to be well, we must address intergenerational trauma. 

"Healing involves collective care practices that aim to remedy our hearts and minds in a way that transcends traditional Western definitions of health and wellness."

Read her piece to get resources for your healing journey. 

The Revolution Will Be Televised and Needs to be Funded!

The Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference was last week and our friends at Higher Heights, EMILY's List, Emerge America, and Vote Pro Choice threw a bomb party to celebrate four of our BlackHer Sheroes in Congress.

  • Congresswoman Lucy McBath
  • Congresswoman Lauren Underwood
  • Congresswoman Jahana Hayes
  • Congresswoman (and preacher!) Ayanna Pressley

During her remarks, Rep. Pressley reminded us that Black women are leading a revolution to FINALLY put the American Dream within reach and revolutions cost $$$!

PLEASE become a monthly donor TODAY to one of the organizations above, because our future can't wait.  And if we all do our part, we can win. 

Need Inspiration?

Check out (and purchase!) a piece of artwork by Ashley Pinklomein Price.  We learned about her from Black Girls Who Paint!

In love and solidarity,

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