Disrupting the Spiral of Silence: Loud Healing for Strong Black Women

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Asha Winfield, Assistant Professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, joins guest host Dr. Jill Yamasaki to explore her journey as a Black woman scholar with uterine fibroids. Asha gets personal as she reflects on silences in Black families, the myth of the Strong Black Woman, and the importance of representation for envisioning otherwise. She calls for loud healing in scholarship, healthcare, and communities to diversify how we care for and write about Black women and other minoritized individuals with health disparities.

You can read the article by Asha Winfield in Health Communication here:

You can view Asha’s upcoming documentary on Black experiences with COVID-19 here: