Rae: “Well, because, if I eat unhealthy food, then people will think ‘Oh, look at that fat cow. No wonder she got to that size,’ and if I eat healthy food, then they think ‘Well, who’re you trying to kid, love? You didn’t get to that size by eating salads.’”
Feb 3, 2014 I was headed to a doctors appointment with my Ob around 1. I Came to a stop light as usually listening to music I was 2 cars behind at the light. The light turn green and I proceeded to go, the next thing I remember I was waking up at the hospital. Completely confused I proceeded to tell the nurse that I had a doctors appointment and I needed to go. Confused about everything doctors and nurses poking it seemed like everything was in slow motion the doctor explain to my mother in that the trauma from the accident that I was at a high risk to miscarry. Feb 5, 2014 after observation I walked out of the hospital with only a concision, fractured ankle, and bruised clavicle. I never miscarried and I thank god everyday that my twins are growing healthy. I commend my husband for being able to keep it together whole being deployed and all this was going on… It’s not easy and I know it was hard but we made it…
#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤