During the holidays and in everyday life, Black women are the glue. They prioritize taking care of their children, families and communities with too little thought to taking care of themselves. They push through work while they’re tired and underpaid. Then, they overwork at home and in their communities. Often, their public personas don’t align with their private pain, and the stress of it all can harm their health. Lya & Dana, co-hosts of Being Heard: 2 Black Women, Coffee & Conversations get real about the challenges of being Black women, what happens when there’s an imbalance and how to add more self-care into their daily schedules. #2blackpodcast #2blkpodcast #selfcare #SAYNO #tuesdaythoughts
Dana James is an award-winning writer, former Des Moines Register reporter. Born and raised in Des Moines, Dana tells stories that center the lived experiences of Black Iowans and amplifies their voices. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Grand View University.