Reconceptualizing Successful Aging among Black Women and the Relevance of the Strong Black Woman Archetype

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An academic look into resilience and successful aging among Black women, as well as the impacts of the ‘Strong Black Woman’ archetype.

“There is a growing body of literature suggesting that black women experience a number of social challenges (sexism and racism) that may present as barriers to aging successfully. Applying aspects of the Strong Black Women ideal, into theoretical concepts of successful aging, may be particularly relevant in understanding which factors impair or promote the ability of black women to age successfully.”