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As Black women, we are the ones who are most affected by the end of Roe v Wade. Farai Chideya, a journalist and the host of Our Body Politics Podcast, shares her perspective on how this policy will disproportionally affect women of color and Black women especially. Farai dives into the impact of racism, slavery, and the history of reproductive trauma that has impacted our view on health care and reproductive policies.
“When people bodies in chattel slavery to reproduce more farm hands more laborers, I think a lot of people just passed down a history of trauma around what it means to care for our body. Who owns it. Do you own it? Does some larger superstructure own it?” – Farai Chideya.
“A lot of Black women are heavily traumatized by their experiences in the medical system.” – Farai Chideya