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Black Women, Laying Our Burdens Down: Dispelling the ‘Strong Black Woman’ Myth
Black women spend a lot of time and energy protecting the mind, body and soul of everyone else around them without taking nearly a fraction of that energy to protect their own minds, bodies, and souls. There is no way for Black Women to become free until we learn the fine art of putting ourselves first and finding strategies that will keep us from carrying the burdens of the entire world on our shoulders. This one-day, online retreat, facilitated by Jill Cox-Cordova and Angela Jackson-Brown, is designed to foster conversation and healing for Black women of all backgrounds and to present us with an opportunity to come together with other like-minded Black women for one day and literally “lay our burdens down.”

The morning will be filled with inspirational speakers who will discuss the burdens they carry each day and the strategies they use to release them. Other sessions will allow participants to voice their concerns and possible solutions. This event is not just about sharing our common sorrows and grievances, it is, instead, about giving each attendee the tools to literally plan their way out of carrying some of the mental, physical, and spiritual burdens they deal with on a regular basis. We want “laying down burdens” to become more than a hypothetical or metaphysical activity but an actual activity that can be charted and put into motion. This event is open to Black women of all backgrounds, all sexual orientations, all socioeconomic statuses, all political ideologies, and all levels of traditional or radical thought.

HOST: Jill Cox-Cordova and Angela Jackson-Brown

Mar 27, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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