When Black Women Go From Office Pet to Office Threat

First your boss loves you, then they dislike you. Here’s how Black women can manage the icy transition.

Erika Stallings
Published in
9 min readJan 16, 2020


Illustration: Ojima Abalaka

WWhen I started my first job as an attorney eight years ago, I was full of excitement. I had managed to secure the position despite a significant reduction in entry level positions due to the 2009…



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