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The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing: 10 Ways to Achieve a Healthy, Pain Free Period

My latest book, The Black Girl’s Guide to Healing: 10 Ways to Achieve a Healthy, Pain Free Period will be available for download on 8/14/2020.

Here is the introduction! I will be sharing excerpts from the book over the next week. Thank you for reading!

Introduction

We don’t want our wombs to hurt us any longer…we don’t have to have PMS. We don’t have to let our menses be a painful experience…That’s not who you truly are-the pain, the tightening, the fear”.

Queen Afua

The purpose of this book is to provide 10 tried and true ways to have a healthy and pain free period. This book offers guidance on how to address the four most problematic issues of menstruation. When it comes to menstruation, most women struggle with the following:

  • Periods lasting longer than 4 days
  • Heavy, excessive bleeding
  • Cramping
  • Blood clots

Long, heavy periods, lasting days or even weeks at a time, accompanied by painful and disruptive PMS symptoms have become a normal part of being a woman. I am here to tell you three things. Number one, this is NOT normal. Number 2, you have the power to heal yourself. And Number 3, you can have normal, healthy periods. Throughout the course of this book I will discuss my personal menstruation experience and how I was able to heal myself. I will discuss our painful history as black women in this country and delve into the inherent racism in gynecology. I will define what a normal period looks like and explain why we experience unhealthy periods. Lastly, I will provide the ten steps or rather ways of living, being and thinking (it’s a lifestyle) that will lead to a healthy and pain free period. The foundation to the Black Girl’s Guide to healing is to understand that you were destined to be your own healer.

How Long Will It Take?

Healing looks different for every woman, as no two women are the same. We have varying degrees of womb trauma and there will be varying degrees of commitment to the process. Once you start implementing the lifestyle changes outlined in the book, you may notice changes immediately. For most women, it will take 3 to 6 menstrual cycles (3-6 months) to see an improvement. For other women, it may take longer. The important thing to focus on is that it will work. As a melanated woman, you have the inherent power to heal yourself! Welcome to the Black Girl’s Guide to Healing.

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