When Summer Walker canceled the rest of her tour in early November, she clearly explained her reason on Instagram. “As you know, I have been very open about my struggle with social anxiety. I want to continue to be healthy and to make music for y’all.” Her frequent transparency about her disorder was refreshing. Black women are so often maligned and stigmatized when it comes to expressing the state of their mental health. Walker grasping autonomy and wielding it to prioritize her well-being seemed like a radical act.
Bold, yet refined. A publication from Medium for Black women.