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Black women like me are told we’re ‘angry’

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  attached to struggling with one’s own mental health.But there is another huge problem – the struggles that young Black people like myself face when it comes to seeking help with our mental health.

Much of this is due to the microaggressions we face in society today.If a Black woman is shown to be happy and confident, she is labelled as a “strong Black woman”There are so many labels that are given to Black men and women today due to systematic racism.

Black men are often labelled as ‘tough’, ‘dangerous’, ‘angry’, ‘aggressive’ and ‘criminal’ in the media. Likewise, Black women are frequently labelled as ‘angry’, ‘loud’, ‘sassy’ and ‘promiscuous’.

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