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This resource by Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans maps meditation memoirs by Black Women. This is a digital resource for the book, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing: Meditation and Wellness in Black Women’s Memoirs offers groundbreaking insight into the range of ways in which Black women address anxiety in four areas: personal stress, interpersonal stress, social stress, and political stress. Over 150 life stories reveal how Black women from diverse geographic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds have defined meditation as consciousness (mind), yoga and nutrition (body), and prayer (spirit). Numerous public figures such as Ruby Dee, bell hooks, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Coretta Scott King, Queen Latifah, Audre Lorde, Miriam Makeba, Rita Marley, Toni Morrison, Rosa Parks, Alice Walker, and Venus and Serena Williams join dozens of writers who provide new understanding about wellness. As mental, physical, and spiritual health, wellness in memoirs and autobiographies serves as a much needed strength-based guide. Centenarian educator Anna Julia Cooper and artist Annie Lee are highlighted as portraits of Black women’s quest for inner peace. Forthcoming book by Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans
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