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Part 2: The implications of Being a Bad B!tch


Do you identify with the label "bad b!tch?" Do you get an ego boost when someone refers to you in that manner? Do you aspire to be everything that comes along with being what mainstream media currently defines as a bad b!tch? We'll let me warn you, all that glitters isn't gold. If you don't know, the phrase bad b!tch has been redefined as a superwoman of sorts, a mythological woman that has it together on all levels from her household, to her business, to her emotions, to her sexuality - everything is always in check and on point.

Now let's be clear, I'm not referring to the use of the word that's been used dehumanize woman. The manner in which artist Queen Latifah's rejects it's definition in the famed song U-N-I-T-Y where she laces the background with the question "who you calling a b!tch?" The use of b-word here is self-proclaiming, affirming, and even empowering by some measures. But is the term and all that comes along with it healthy?

In part 2 of "The Implications of being labeled the Bad B!tch" we explore the real health concerns that a simple title brings to the modern day woman. Listen as Doc Bintu, licensed physician and founder of Heart Beats & Hip Hop, illustrates how a single label is connected to our social, emotional, and physical health.




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