The Black women's health book : speaking for ourselves / edited by Evelyn C. White
Book | Seal | 1994 | New, expanded ed.
Available at FVTC General Collection (RA778.B645 1994)
New, expanded ed.
xviii, 375 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365).
In answer to the question: have you ever considered suicide / Kate Rushin -- Breathing life into ourselves: the evolution of the National Black Women's Health Project / Byllye Y. Avery -- Rocking in the sun light: stress and Black women / Opal Palmer Adisa -- Prescriptions of root doctors / Zora Neale Hurston -- Sick and tired of being sick and tired: the politics of Black women's health / Angela Y. Davis -- Living with cancer / Audre Lorde -- On cancer and conjuring / Janis Coombs Epps -- Surpassing obstacles: pioneering Black women physicians / Melissa Blount -- On becoming a physician / Vanessa Northington Gamble -- Doctor's journal / Lorraine Bonner -- Roots / Lucille Clifton -- I call up names: facing childhood sexual abuse / Andrea R. Canaan -- A daughter survives incest / Linda H. Hollies -- Love don't always make it right: Black women and domestic violence / Evelyn C. White -- Thank you Jesus to myself: the life of a traditional Black midwife / Linda Janet Holmes -- Teenage pregnancy: a case for national action / Faye Wattleton -- In a family way: notes from a teenage Black mother / Marsha R. Leslie -- Abortion / Judy D. Simmons -- The Black family in America / Marian Wright Edelman -- Controlling hypertension / Pamela Sherrod -- Sickle cell anemia and me / Forrestine A. Bragg -- Lupus and Black women / Vida Labrie Jones -- The best foot forward: a Black woman deals with diabetes / K. Malaika Williams -- Looking at the total picture / Andrea Lewis and Beverly Smith -- AIDS: in living color / Beth Richie -- Aid of AMERICA / Imani Harrington -- Black prostitutes and AIDS / Gloria Lockett -- Bar none: the health of incarcerated Black women / Sean Reynolds -- Taking the home out of homophobia / Jewelle L. Gomez and Barbara Smith -- A tribute to a sister: Pat Parker, 1944-1989 / Evelyn C. White -- Massage (for Margaret) / Pat Parker -- Speaking of grief / Bridgett M. Davis -- Ethnic and cultural diversity in feminist therapy / Julia A. Boyd -- One determination: a Black female dentist speaks / Denise Alexander -- Service without subservience / Cheryl M. Killion --Moving targets: alcohol, crack and Black women / Sheila Battle -- Black, female and sober / Lulu F. -- Look for guidance: how I stopped smoking / Mary Lou Lee -- Coming home: one Black woman's journey to health and fitness / Georgiana Arnold -- Beauty / Alice Walker -- New bones / Lucille Clifton -- The fibroid epidemic / Evelyn C. White -- Notes from a non-western healer -- Francesca A. Jackson -- Celebrating our cuisine / Jessica B. Harris -- The magic of mother's milk / Joyce Gardner -- HIV infection, AIDS and Black women / Janet L. Mitchell, Patricia O. Loftman and Betty W. Carrington -- Your silence will not protect you / Evelynn M. Hammonds -- Living to love / Bell Hooks -- In emergency / Elizabeth Lorde-Rollins -- Black women and menopause / Leora Myers -- Color, color, color / Michele Anderson and Tamara Ingram -- We flesh / Toni Morrison.
In this expanded edition, over 50 African American women write about the health issues that affect them and the well-being of their families and communities. A new section covers menopause, breastfeeding, non-Western/holistic healing, fibroids, diet evolution, skin color issues, teenage sexuality, and HIV.
Fox Valley Technical College
White, Evelyn C., 1954-