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Strong Black Woman

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Confident, smiling older Black woman in a powder blue suit against a sky blue background.
Confident, smiling older Black woman in a powder blue suit against a sky blue background.
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Women’s History Month is a celebration of strong women through history. How do you exhibit strength in your life?

“Strong Black woman.” It’s a phrase that’s been used to describe our mothers, grandmothers, aunties, and elders, and it’s something every Black girl may feel she needs to grow up to be. As we celebrate Women’s History Month this March, we may find ourselves immersed in stories about women throughout history who fought.

But what does it actually mean to be “strong?”

Throughout history, Black women have exhibited strength in different ways. Through overcoming grief like Mamie Till Mobley, speaking truth…

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