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Black women working to dismantle ‘strong Black woman’ trope, break stigma around mental health

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Black women working to dismantle ‘strong Black woman’ trope, break stigma around mental health

By Alison Kuznitz via https://www.masslive.com/

As attorney general hopeful Andrea Campbell cradled a storage box filled with more than 10,000 signatures needed to make it onto the ballot this fall, the former Boston city councilor told a cohort of volunteers she was still processing the “historic” and “amazing” moment unfolding in Boston Tuesday morning.

Campbell shattered barriers as she delivered her completed nomination paperwork to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office, becoming the first Black woman qualify for the ballot as a candidate for attorney general, said campaign spokeswoman Molly McGlynn. Campbell was…

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I am a future butterfly at the stage of growth when I am turning into an adult. I am enclosed in a hard case shell formed by love, family, and friends. It is the hardest stage of becoming a black butterfly. You will encounter many hardships only to come out stronger and better than what you went in. At this stage, you are finding out who you truly are and how to love yourself.

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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.

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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