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My Strength Is Not Solely Measured by My Struggle or Ability to Save Everyone

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Photo: Tony James-Andersson/Pexels

As much as I love being called a “strong Black woman,” it also makes me cringe because so much of our strength is defined by the struggles and hardships we face rather than how we find healing and enjoying our daily state of being.

The compliment can also cause severe anxiety and trigger the Superwoman Syndrome. According to Cheryl…

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Victoria Daniels

Victoria Daniels

hampton alumna. grad student at Philip Merrill College of Journalism at UMD. inthewordsofvic.wordpress.com