Strong Black Women
Continue to find myriad examples of Black women’s enormous strength at Terryhowcott.com, though not to be confused with mischaracterizations and stereotypes that Black women are unfeeling, “don’t need relexation, or sex or confidants - or as with the fictional Velma Henry in Toni Cade Bambara’s ‘The Salt Eaters,’ who did the work of seven people”.
We also find accusations that Black women who work themselves to physical strength are “like a man.” That’s as if the slowness with which women have traveled in realizing that to be musclebound is good for a sistah’ body ought to lock us into physical mediocrity (or a one size fits all mode) forever.
These stigmas prevent us from thoroughly valuing the r-e-a-c-h of Black women’s physical strength. Our physical health can also be all important in a world in which our being in good shape can be critical to Black women’s and Black men’s survival. That’s not to mention violence against Black women is at critical levels.
The 2nd photo is of strong sister Breeze Harper of Harvard University, the academic who after being exhausted with prevailing images and research on Veganism reflecting the dominant culture, took nutritional law into her own hands molding more inclusion in that area. She’s committed to examining among other things how Black women are educated to make their own health choices. And by the way she finds a way to dedicate all that time to her coursework and her project with the support of her loving husband.
In the 1st photo is the amazing weight lifter and firefighter extraordinaire Juliet Draper who began lifting weights in the Army, where her talents won her a spot at the Army Fire Department. She ultimately landed at the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
It just so happens that Juliet can do the work of seven people. Here is a video of her knocking down still one more world record with her physical prowess and intelligence - both of which must meet halfway for her to perform at her very best.
Catch Juliet Draper and her loving partner Pam Jones at their website at Firejock.
Send all of these great, strong, beautiful Black women a hello by emailing Julie and Pam at email@example.com, or shoot to the page to the right of this, or here at “Sistah Vegan”, get Breeze Harper’s contact information and learn more about her “Sistah Vegan” project.