For centuries dating back to our first days on this continent, Black women have waged an unbroken struggle to command our destiny. Though valiant warriors, the toll on our bodies over generations has been incalculable. We carry it in our bones, our cells and the very organs that make us women. Drawing on the reproductive force of our individual and collective future, of our mothers and their mothers and our girl children, this trilogy takes a sober and supportive look at Black women through the temple that encompasses our body and soul. No longer shrouded in whispers, shame or silence, our preconception health, frailties and needs are claiming a public space.