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#BDOBookshelf: For Black Women Battling Depression ‘Strong On The Outside, Dying On The Inside’ Is A Lifeline [EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT]

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#BDOBookshelf: For Black Women Battling Depression ‘Strong On The Outside, Dying On The Inside’ Is A Lifeline [EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT]


Behind the smiles, nice clothes, fancy job title and the seemingly got-it-all-together appearance, many Black women are barely holding on. We are dying on the inside, a sad reality Lisa Brown Alexander brings to light in her book Strong On the Outside, Dying On the Inside (Xulon Press). Brown Alexander, author and CEO of NonprofitHR, delves deep into the silent shame many Black women carry; a silence that echoed in her own life.

“I am a successful career woman who has battled with depression for five years. It was time to speak out openly about my struggle and share my healing journey with all women, particularly black women,” said Brown Alexander.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), research reflects that…

Please read original article #BDOBookshelf: For Black Women Battling Depression ‘Strong On The Outside, Dying On The Inside’ Is A Lifeline [EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT] posted on Healthy Black Girls on 19 May 2017 | 7:32 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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What Does It Mean To Be “Black Butterfly Beautiful”

The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

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