Having a long-term illness and living our lives can be a tricky balance to grasp emotionally, practically and financially. As a black woman working, there seems to be a mixed dichotomy between being sick and being perceived as lazy, and in turn we fail to listen to ourselves and tend to ourselves and maintain the 'strong black woman' narrative.
This is such an insightful episode hearing from our guest who has sickle-cell.
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