and yes, it is work
but, it isn't as complicated as you may have been led to believe it is bae.
It's a lot of unlearning. Redirecting. Juggling some priorities. Embracing your personal non-negotiables. And reframing what it means to actually be a Black diabetic. Redefining its' label as something you have control over and shifting your future (as well as your families future).
Because yes, Type II Diabetes is generational, but that doesn't mean you were born with it hun. It means that families learn habits, routines, expectations, and priorities from those who raise us up. Honest mistakes. Genuine, yet altered perceptions of how we are to manage our healthcare, diet, and routines.
Add the layer of cultural disparity we experience as BIPOC, and you've got an ideal cocktail for disease that gets passed on through families for decades and decades. It's not fun to admit or accept, but seeing these variables for what they are, is the first step to changing how Black families address their health in our society, and is exactly what we will do in our work, together.
Breaking generational ish one woman at a time, because if anyone's gonna bust the chains, its us queens. amirite?