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Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by, and leave a comment below with your thoughts on this topic. I wrote an article about three years ago relating to the extreme disparities of violence and poor healthcare surrounding “black” women in the United States to bring awareness to these specific areas. You can read the original article here.
In 2018, I wanted to highlight that “black” women and girls were Lost Without Protection- In Search for Connection to argue major points like,
➠“Black” women and girls only make-up 13% of the United States population, but comprises about half of female homicide victims.
➠Homicides is one of the largest violent disparities towards “black” women in the U.S.
➠“Black” women experience rape and other forms of sexual or physical violence at higher rates in comaprison to all other ethnicities in the U.S.
➠The majority of “black” women in the U.S were sexually abused as children- addressed later in life.
➠“Black” women suffer from a form of PTSD encoded gene- leading to high infant mortality rates.
I decided to take a glance back to see where my mindset was at with these issues and then analyze the relevance for the progression of myself and others to move forward. I can say that I am still awfully disturbed by the disparities of “black” women and girls today in comparison to all other ethnicities in the United States. While I also have new insights on the topic, I was also able to refocus my thoughts with a new lens based on other information similar to forward-thinking "black" women.
I questioned whether or not if the acts of violence towards “black” men due to the system of racism left “black” women lost without protection. I debated with myself by taking a look at my own experiences in search of truth. There has been a series of life experiences to become awakened to this information with a different outlook from my original thoughts only three years ago.
These are the questions that I ask myself today-
Can systems be broken such as racism?
Should “black” women date outside of her race/class?
What are your thoughts?
In the blogs up ahead, we’ll take a look at each condition affecting “black” women in the United States today in 2021: High Infant Death Rates, Violence against “black” women, and Sexual Abuse Rates for “black” women and girls at disproportionate rates.
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CDC: Black women experience highest rates of homicide of any racial group in the United States
❖ PROTECT CHILDREN | from Sexual Abuse
❖ According to adult retrospective studies, 1 and 4 women and 1 and 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18 years old. This statement means there are more than 42 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the U.S.
73% of child victims do not tell anyone about the abuse for at least one year. 45% do not tell anyone for at least five years. Some may never disclose- children of every gender, race, ethnicity, background, social-economic status, and family structure are at risk. No child is immune.
❖ TIPS to PROTECT CHILDREN | from Sexual Abuse
➠ Teach your child about boundaries. Let your child know that no one has the right to touch them or make them feel uncomfortable- this includes hugs from grandparents or even tickling from mom or dad. It is crucial to let your child know that their body is their own. Just as importantly, remind your child that they do not have the right to touch someone else if that person does not want to be touched.
➠ Teach your child how to talk about their bodies. From an early age, teach your child the names of their body parts. Teaching a child these words gives them the ability to come to you when something is wrong. Learn more about ➠talking to children about sexual assault.
➠ Be available. Set time aside to spend with your child where they have your undivided attention. Let your child know that they can come to you if they have questions or if someone is talking to them in a way that makes them feel uncomfortable. If they do come to you with questions or concerns, follow through on your word and take the time necessary to talk.
➠ Let them know they won’t get in trouble. Many perpetrators use secret-keeping or threats as a way of keeping children quiet about the abuse. Encourage children frequently that they will not get in trouble for talking to you, no matter what they need to say. When they do come to you, follow through on this promise and avoid punishing them for speaking up.
➠ Give them the chance to raise new topics. Sometimes asking direct questions like, “Did you have fun?” and “Was it a good time?” won’t give you the answers you need. Give your child a chance to bring up their concerns or ideas by asking open-ended questions like “Is there anything else you wanted to talk about?”
❖Perhaps the most tragic is the hurt and disappointment caused by intimate relationships with family members or friends, someone known and trusted involving abuse.
Too often, adults, we retreat from dysfunctional relationships or deny the true depths of the problem to smooth suppressed wounds. Yet, we must take responsibility now as adults to understand the lessons of our relationships with ourselves first.
Emotional or energetic harm or violation from a person you trust, love, and respect can create deep resentment, anger, or rage that require committed healing work. We are responsible for protecting all children from sexual abuse before it begins. 1 and 4 women and 1 and 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18 years old.
"How Can I Protect My Child From Sexual Assault?"
"Sacred Woman", by Queen Afua
The immune system is our body’s natural defense system. It’s an intricate network of cells, tissues, and organs that band together to defend our body against invaders. Those invaders can include bacteria, viruses, parasites, even a fungus, all with the potential to make us sick.
Juicing is an easy way to make delicious drinks at home to boost your health and fight against a number of disorders. Enjoy at-home fruit or vegetable juices any time of the day with the recommended 10-12 Fl oz/day.
Our immune system has to work hard all through the year, whether it’s offering protection from a virus or an infection that could happen at any time. Therefore, I like to ensure a healthy lifestyle as a priority. Juicing is a quick and healthy way to consume adequate servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet to boost immunity health.
Juice most produce with stems and leaves intact; washing/soaking/rinsing thoroughly prior. However, remove carrot and rhubarb greens. These contain a toxic substance harmful to the body.
If you want to use soft fruits that contain very little water, like bananas, papayas, or avocado- puree the fruits in a blender first, then stir into other juices for a liquid consistency.
Remember to rotate vegetables and fruits so that you consume a variety of nutrients. You can maintain good health with juicing at-home to boost immunity health. Tolerated by most people, fruit, and vegetable juicing supplies many essential vitamins and minerals needed for good health, strong immunity, and balance.
“Foods That Heal”, by Dr. Bernard Jensen
“Natural Health and Wellness, The Consultant Manual”, by Dr. K. Akua Gray
Vitamins & Minerals from A to Z (Ethno-conscious Series) by Jewel Pookrum Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing
“Ochun teaches us that the world will be in disorder as long as women and children are neglected, disrespected, and abused.” -Marta Moreno Vega
Hey everyone! Welcome back to Reality in Balance, where today we’ll draw one card from The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot deck to forecast the energy of the day. If this is your first time over here, welcome please be sure to like the video, and subscribe to our YouTube channel, Reality in Balance.
So, let’s get into the primary aspects of the 7 Santeria, Oshun tarot card represented in The New Orleans Voodoo Tarot deck! Oshun is one of the powerful female Orishas. When I see this tarot card, it usually reminds me of the illusionary effects of beauty. Because in this case, the power is all within as the emotions are grounded, fixed in solid form. There are no tears or unwavering emotions whenever this tarot card appears. In this way, emotions can be manifested in a self-assured fashion to bring about the sacrament into fruition.
The emotions expressed here are deep and tied to sacred earth, which calls for sacrifice in return. In this voodoo tarot card, the depiction is the power of Oshun embodying the earthly domain over love, art, fertility, wealth, and romance through her mirror. Our internal involvement of these things takes on solidity to fiercely grow and thrive, Ashe!
❖ VItamin A (Beta Carotene) ✅
➠Prevent eye imbalances
➠ Promotes Digestion
➠ Promotes Healing/Cell Growth
➠ Promotes Healthy Skin
❖ Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) ✅
➠ Blood Formation
➠ Production Hydrochloric Acid-
( a lack of hydrochloric acid causes an incomplete breakdown of protein resulting in foul-smelling bowels, bacteria in stomach, and bad breath.)
❖ Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) ✅
➠Red Blood Cell Formation
*For the individuals experiencing irritability, nervousness, tips of feet/hands burning sensation, and losing strength/grip in hands, check B Vitamin levels and the sources of Thiamine to increase good health and immunity.
*To prevent organ stress of the kidneys, celery juice should be diluted with a 1:1 ratio, adding spring/alkaline or chemical-free water.
8oz is measured for a serving of juice. Therefore 4oz of juice and 4oz of water are measured.
Celery: 3 medium sliced = 1c veg: 1c water.
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