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What I Gained (and Lost) When I Took Back My Joy in a Whitewashed Wellness World

Why it’s important to personalize wellness with your cultural heritage in mind

An African-American woman in a white jumpsuit and red boots walking through a hallway of multi-colored kaleidoscopic glass.
Image By Jeremy Bishop | Pexels

Getting healthy and staying that way is an uphill battle that we fight with our hands tied and our feet bound.

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A publication from Medium that centers the stories, poetry, essays and thoughts of women of color.

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