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Be Well Sis: The Podcast

Dec 20, 2022

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Guest Feature

Shanita Hubbard has been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Pitchfork, ESSENCE, and a host of other publications. She is also the author of the bestselling book RIDE OR DIE: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women.  

In this book, she interrogates the notion of the “ride or die chick”—a Black woman who holds down her family and community, often at her own expense. Hubbard argues that this way of life has left Black women exhausted, overworked, overlooked, and feeling depleted. She suggests that Black women are susceptible to this mentality because it’s normalized in our culture. RIDE OR DIE fervently dismantles cultural norms requiring Black women to care for everyone but themselves.

“I am who I am because of other Black women,” Hubbard writes, “so I wrote this book to focus on us and our well-being.”

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