The black womans burden. Whew Chile......this book was a breath of fresh air. As though being black wasn't enough but being a black jamaican coconut (black shell but white inside) living in London was the topping on the cake. Talking about the taboo of therapy in the black community and how being strong is holding in feelings and keep going. Queenie's life echoes so many black women. Her trauma growing up, her relationship with her mother and grandparents was spot on. Her support system, friends, and coworkers. Her not knowing her worth or not seeing her beauty and settling for ain't shit men, white men because she didn't think she was beautiful enough for a brother to love her. Queenie slept with different men after a miscarriage and a breakup with her boyfriend if 3 years. Racism was visited along with sexual harassment, and sexism.Through therapy she was able to free herself from generational black women issues. Chessca, Darcy, and Cassandra were her real friends, I love their love for her. Friends holding one another accountable and having each other's back. This book is highly recommended for all women of color. #mentalhealthawareness #book24of2019 #bookworm #whatsnext
I loved this book!
I really enjoyed the narration and the story is an eye opener for sure.
Such a relatable read! Loved it
Book about trauma and how it can affect you throughout life. Opinions of therapy within cultures.
What a wonderful book! I’ve wondered how black people are treated in other parts of the world, and although this wasn’t an autobiography, I agree that art imitates life. Loved the complexities of the main character and differences in her friends. Loved her Jamaican grandparents and their input into the story. Looked for and am waiting for other books from this author!
This is one of the best books I have read that speaks to the realities of black women. As a woman of Caribbean parentage this book mirrored a lot of the challenges families fact regarding mental health. Narrator was excellent!
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