Month: February 2020

Overcoming the “Angry Black Woman” Trope

Overcoming the “Angry Black Woman” Trope

While in corporate America, I spent more time than I can count thinking about how I can authentically express myself and be heard without coming across as “too angry”. What is the “right” amount of passion and commitment I can convey when I am advocating for myself and others while remaining likable? How do I come across as powerful and intelligent without being labeled as intimidating? Bottom line: exhausting.

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