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Kim Love @kimmaytube
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A few things:

Because you don't seem to understand the framing of "muling".

* #NotYourMule wasn't created to "save the black race". It doesn't need saving. Sub-Saharan Africa will reach 2 billion by 2050; &

* "Saving the community" is also not our burden. That's for USA govt.
It's amazing to me how we can create a platform *explicitly* advocating black women to put on our own oxygen masks first..

And SOMEHOW in the minds of randoms it's still about "saving the race & community".

I'm telling you. Everyone wants to make use of us.

THAT'S muling.🙄
The idea that we are bottomless wells of GIVING is muling.

The idea that we must devote our entire lives to "busywork", despite DECADES of witnessing the same cycles is muling.

The only thing black women haven't done, en masse, is put the bags down and dare to take a timeout.
I don't trust any research on black women's health that doesn't place a portion of the problem on our personal lives.

While it is true that institutional racism is always at work, wearing us down, our home environments (as in relationships) are stressing us too.

Not *buffering*
So #NotYourMule is about addressing multiple factors at play.

Sparing no one & nothing.

The innumerable expectations people have of us to "save the race" and "community" are toxic too.

Imagine walking around thinking you're a superhero.

They are *fictional characters*.
And when you OWN the FACT that you are a *mere mortal*, it forces you to slow down.

Pause.

Breathe.

Remember, stress shows up on our DNA. And even tho we look like we age slowly on the surface, our telomeres are shorter than other women's.

Shorter telomeres = more diseases
"More troubling still, some evidence suggest the black health disadvantages worsened after the early 1990s especially among women.."

" highly challenging lives and could never get a break.."
THIS ISN'T A TEST.
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