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by Linda Villarosa

eBook Body and Soul : The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being epub
  • ISBN: 0091891396
  • Author: Linda Villarosa
  • Genre: Parenting
  • Subcategory: Family Health
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ebury Pr (June 30, 2003)
  • Pages: 608 pages
  • ePUB size: 1976 kb
  • FB2 size 1941 kb
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Linda Villarosa is an award-winning health and science writer and .

This 'Body and Soul' book states the question I have been asking regarding another aspect of this amendment regarding where those who SAID they believed in reproductive freedom and equality: white feminists

Linda Villarosa has covered women's and African-American health issues in The New York Times, The Root .

Linda Villarosa has covered women's and African-American health issues in The New York Times, The Root, O Magazine, Glamour, Health, Vibe and Woman’s Day. She was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award in the Outstanding Magazine Article category for an article in Essence titled "Pride and Prejudice. She is a co-founder of Villarosa Media, other co-founders being her mother Clara Villarosa and sister Alicia. In 2008, her first novel, Passing for Black, was published.

The author of Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being, a Blackboard . Linda Villarosa makes Passing for Black wholly engaging. It is a quick and fun read, hard not to smile. -Gary M. Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News.

The author of Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being, a Blackboard Bestseller, Linda has also written several other books. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her partner and two children. Passing For Black is her first novel. Passing for Black is Kissing Jessica Stein meets Good Hair. Passing for Black addresses important issues such as race and sexuality, but one of the many things I loved about it was how all of the characters are so authentically and richly flawed.

She is the author of several books, including the bestseller Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-being and the novel Passing for Black. Библиографические данные. Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape. carousel previous carousel next. Are you sure? This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue? CANCEL.

Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being, Finding Our Way: The Teen Girls’ Survival Guide and The . Villarosa spoke with AfterEllen. the book, what inspired the novel and the challenges of using her skills as a.

Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being, Finding Our Way: The Teen Girls’ Survival Guide and The Black Parenting Book. recently published her first novel, Passing. lines of race, sexuality and family. journalist to write fiction.

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Linda Villarosa is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, where she covers public health, race .

Linda Villarosa is a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, where she covers public health, race, and social justice topics. She also runs the journalism program at The City College of New York in Harlem and teaches media studies.

Comments: (6)
Уou ll never walk alone
So I saw this book on the coffee table of my boyfriends cousin's house and I picked it up. As I grazed through it, I realized it was absolutely awesome. I became completely disconnected from the party for a second because I became instantly immersed in the book. As soon as I flipped through and saw guides on reproductive health, spiritual health, and mental health, I was sold! I do not mean this in abstract 'tyler perry movie' terms, key words, and slogans. Or as plugs for essence magazine - I mean reproductive health in a way that breaks down what your period is, how it actually works, how it works when you give birth, how it works when you naturally regulate your period rather than using chemical birth manipulators, and it tells you the options of birth control if you choose those options, AND it gives you information on abortion if that is what you choose and it tells you about aftercare, AND it tells you about breastfeeding if you desire to give birth and feed your baby naturally AND about formula if you so choose for any reason (though you should be aware of the health benefits over formula, im sure its terrible to use a replacement for god-given breast milk - but as I will state in a second the book deals with the fact that not many black women are afforded the luxury of breast feeding due to hectic work schedules (i'm not sure how much the book put rightly states that but i connected some dots). I mean I could go on about what the book has to prove - i'm serious, I will. They even took on the Hyde Amendment, which was an amendment in 1976 that took paid abortions AWAY from women on government health insurance. This included medicaid patients, military women, and native american sisters on reservations. This was tied up with the religious right and they way they manipulate government with moral talk in order to consolidate and steal power for big corporations.....but i've digressed. For my masters thesis at the University of Chicago I worked on this topic. The amendment passed, and white feminists did not react, they did not raise alarm as much as black feminists had (this is shown from the little research i've done in this post-reaction period, my thesis deals with the formation and the passage of this bill, looking at the language of congressmen in order to see how they classify black, poor, and brown women with their language in order to pass such a restrictive, discriminatory, and harmful piece of legislation). HOWEVER, this research topic - white feminist's non-reaction - keeps coming up in the primary literature i have read. i would like to study this topic for my PhD. Anyway,..... and so literally millions of women have been denied access to the reproductive freedoms that were once guaranteed by the protection of the federal government. After the passage of the Hyde amendment, the loyalty that our country would like to claim to have to women was broken. This 'Body and Soul' book states the question I have been asking regarding another aspect of this amendment regarding where those who SAID they believed in reproductive freedom and equality: white feminists. The question was this: WHAT THE HELL WAS UP WITH WHITE FEMINISTS WHEN OUR REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOMS WERE BEING TAKEN AWAY? (I dont think this was necessarily answered to my satisfaction as a scholar, just because I am taught to be eternally curious, not because I think the authors knowingly missed or misinterpreted anything - i simply think there is more to understand about that post-reaction moment and the moments of preparation from the activist's side through some involved oral history reports. Since that history is hardly ever exposed, it must be prodded for. And I believe we sisters are the only ones that will do it. However, all the sentences I just had to relay in order to explain the Hyde Amendment, the book didnt use, but I still knew what they meant when they raised the question....(Yet, this may be because of my research in this area).

This book also breaks down why black women find it difficult to unite in organizations in present day due to practical reasons. They show that even as we deeply believe in the struggle of our fellow sisters fighting for us, it is hard to find time, money, effort, and energy to give to such causes. I am not sure if the book touches on why this is, but I believe this is because we black women are very low on the totem pole of society as far as power and income go. There are extreme disparities (You should know that there are many number games that ppl play in order to skew the number of blacks upon welfare - another manipulation is the images of social media (as martin gilens showed). SO, I do NOT mean that the majority of poor women are black, for that is the opposite of true. poor white ppl stretch from coast to coast with lots of rural area in between, so the far outnumber poor blacks. society is just obsessed with urban cities and so that's where their attention goes..... Its not like broken-down projects in urban cities are brown peoples natural habitats (and their ACTUAL, NATURAL habitats have been destroyed by historic colonialization and current globalization, pollution, and contamination by corporate entities. Note that these current-day destoryed and exploited natural habitats are EVERYWHERE that white ppl DONT stand in majority. Because they simply dont raid, rape, clean and cleanse, each other). Rather, the harsh, substandard, dehumanizing 'urban', 'inner-city' living conditions are the effects of the oppression of corporations and the lobbying measures they use to sway, manipulate, and swindle the attitudes of the public - these intentionally substandard conditions should be treated as such - as but they never are. They are not realized as the neglect of country to adequately provide for a citizen unable to be absorbed into the low job market, or that is unable to survive by what they get, or by someone who is highly skilled and has just so happened to wind up stuck in a bad occupation, one that isnt in demand.... only to find they must go back to school and risk their life, credit, family etc..... and need some assistance anywhere in any of those several scenerios or countless others, instead of risking homelessness......... So black women our struggle is extremely hard, and for these purposes it takes more effort and energy for us to meet the daily requirements and sacrifices for survival, this makes it hard to do extra activities such as congregate when we should be working or washing or cooking or SLEEPING! (since we never do) etc...

But sisters, be aware that every one is scared because we are, and have been, closing up the educational gap - consistently. Be assured there may be a fight to curb this. probabaly in the form of birth control options. The government always finds a way to exterminate unwanted sactions that get to disruptive or powerful (and really this means they stop them from wanting equality). We have to keep our black men believing that they are the images of [insert whoever the supreme being may be that you believe, whatever it is u say that gave life or that is life] so that our brothers stuck in oppression can see themselves for, and be, the pieces of perfection that they are..... I guess that point resonates to the spiritual and mental health that this book acknowledges that we need and tells us how to get this peace and clarity, naturally, and healthily, in ways that will make ourselves, our mates, and our communities stronger.

It is in this spirit of positivity that I say the authors bring up these issues in ways that apply SPECIFICALLY to black women. They explain how, and which, of the latest sciences have not been tested on us, and therefore, could be unsafe.

What I find most interesting is that the authors speak these truths in plain english. There isn't any high and mighty language that you usually find in academic writing, and there are no gigantic dictionary terms. So the book is not dry, it is a smooth, enjoyable, inspirational, and enlightening read. But the language is NOT played down to feel childish either (though you could indeed give it to our young sisters. Most importantly, I believe we should). The book feels very conversational and It is a must must must read for black women.

....SOOOOooooooo, in this review, I reviewed the portions of the book that i've seen so far........ and I even added social commentary and history :)

I've decided i'm going to buy this book for every black woman I know on her birthday or any other occasion that warrants a gift. I can think of four people who will get this book immediately. And that's not counting the book I just bought for me and my mom. I think the authors did an amazing job and i'm hoping to get my copy immediately.
Taun
What's with the price??

I've read other things by this author and couldn't wait to explore this book but this price is ridiculous.

Hope it changes soon. Don't you want anybody to buy it???

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GLAD TO SEE THERE'S ANOTHER VERSION OF THIS BOOK OUT THERE.
SAME AUTHOR.
SAME TITLE.
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Manona
excellent
Nenayally
This is a book that every African-American woman should add to her book collection. I have referred to this book throughout my life. It has helped inform me about many issues that black women face everyday. This book has personally helped me, and others, in so many ways!
Dagdalas
This book is amazing.. It touches on just about every subject and it came ahead of schedule
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