Let's Talk Fibroids!
Did you know black women are 3 times more likely to have fibroids, more of them, and with more severe symptoms? Check out the links below to read up and start talking fibroids! A Silent War: The Battle Between Black Women and Fibroids, Ebony Magazine, Feb. 27, 2017 Noire Wellness: The Fibroid Series 2018 Uterine fibroids, an African problem, Africa Health News, May 6, 2016 Fibroid Research Findings for Women with Fibroids & Black Women related Health Issues, The Fibroid Netwo
TONIGHT: Final Fall Faith-Based Initiative!
I'm wrapping up November's 10 events with a discussion with Jenee Darden, whose book of poetry and essays When a Purple Rose Blooms is inspired by her journey through womanhood. She writes about race, sex, love and mental health. My mini-memoir, The Nigerian Nordic Girl's Guide to Lady Problems, was inspired by my journey trying to write about finding my family while trying to hold onto my uterus (in Iowa!). I write about multiracial identity, the American healthcare system,
Fall Faith-based Initiatives
Once again Fall is full of Faith-based and Faith-adjacent Initiatives! Today, on this crucial Election Day, I'll be at East Bay Booksellers in conversation with Wayétu Moore. Her acclaimed novel from Graywolf Press, She Would Be King, offers a magical retelling of Liberia's history through 3 characters - a Liberia villager, a Jamaican Maroon, and an enslaved American. 11/6 7pm #Oakland #Africanliterature #Liberia #WayétuMoore #EastBayBooksellers #Oakland #AfricanBookClub #Bla