By Chanequa Walker-Barnes

Black girls are powerful. at the least that is what every person says and the way they're continuously depicted. yet what, precisely, does this energy entail? And what cost do Black girls pay for it? during this ebook, the writer, a psychologist and pastoral theologian, examines the burdensome yoke that the ideology of the powerful Black lady locations upon African American girls. She demonstrates how the 3 middle gains of the ideology emotional energy, caregiving, and independence constrain the lives of African American ladies and predispose them to actual and emotional illnesses, together with weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and nervousness. She strains the old, social, and theological impacts that led to the evolution and upkeep of the powerful Black girl, together with the Christian church, R & B and hip-hop artists, and renowned tv and movie. Drawing upon womanist pastoral theology and twelve-step philosophy, she calls upon pastoral caregivers to help within the therapeutic of African American women's identities and crafts a twelve-step application for robust Black girls in restoration.

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