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I’ve Lost Faith in the Way the Black Church Polices Women’s Bodies

Black women do not need to follow a White supremacist standard to receive God’s love

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“If I get pregnant again, I’m having an abortion!”

My nineteen-year-old sister, who had just given birth, said this in jest to me when I was 11. We didn’t condemn abortion; rather, we…




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Emma Akpan

Emma Akpan

I used to be a preacher. Now I’m a data storyteller and create content for tech companies.

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