"African Americans are 20% more likely to have serious psychological distress than whites are. Among men aged 18–44 who had daily feelings of anxiety or depression, non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic men (26.4 percent) were less likely than non-Hispanic White men (45.4 percent) to have used mental health treatments"

Letting Go of Superwoman: Self-Care for Women of Color

with Maiya Lanae Evans

In her 1988 memoir, A Burst of Light, Audrey Lorde wrote, “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” This presentation will uncover the unique health challenges that women of color experience, look at how the “superwoman” mentality can be harmful to their health, and discover ways to expand the conversation around mental health.

Maiya Lanae is a health educator, entrepreneur, and consultant. She currently teaches courses in public and holistic health at San Francisco State University and Skyline College, and is a 2020-2021 EPIC fellow at Stanford University. In addition, Maiya is a lead facilitator for the anti-racism organization, The Mosaic Project. She also hosts a health and wellness podcast called The Hey Girl Health Show, which focuses on health and wellness issues that impact women of color and their communities.
IG: @heygirlhealth
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