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Let’s Get Real About Why Women of Color Are So Tired

Playing by the rules in capitalist America comes at the cost of our mental, physical, and emotional health

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WWomen of color leaders are guarding a dirty little secret: Our work is eroding our mental, physical, and emotional health. We are slowly wrecking ourselves as we try to transform political




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Sayu Bhojwani

Sayu Bhojwani

Restless citizen. Writer, keynote speaker, TED Alumna. Check out my book People Like Us — https://bit.ly/2Odt3SK

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