Ignored Pain: The Detriment of Not Listening to Black Women

The common misconception about “Strong” Black Women when they experience pain

Maya L, M.A.
4 min readAug 15, 2020

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After waiting in the expanse of the lobby for an hour at UCLA Medical, my mother and I were finally called to meet with a doctor. We fought heavy eyelids, awaiting the moment when they could rest their baggage from a long day. My…

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Maya L, M.A.

I explore the intersectionality of race and culture from a humanistic lens. Host of The Renegade Professor Podcast.