— A lack of safe spaces in medicine are perpetuating racial and gender trauma
During Women’s History Month, we often celebrate the loud and profound voices of women in politics and social justice. Yet, there is little praise for loud voices in medicine, particularly if they are Black women. That “voice,” catchphrased as “Black Girl Magic,” is a combination of power, resilience, and irrevocable sass. Often heralded as the spellbinding ability of Black women to turn tragedy into triumph, what happens when the magic masks the misery?