Black Woman Vulnerability Unisex Long Sleeve Tee
This was a necessary shirt to make. Being a black woman in America the image of the "strong" black woman woman has been deeply embedded into the culture in every part of their lives. The black woman is always depicted as being loud, angry, aggressive, mean, not feminine, ghetto, too promiscuous & rude. In tv and movies black women are never seen as gentle or even allowed to be such.
They are not given the same grace & femininity as their non-black co-stars. They are not shown with the same softness & beauty as their non-black co stars. Then colorism plays an extra role in the depiction of black women by depicting darker skinned women as more aggressive & undesirable in comparison to their lighter skin counterparts.
The black woman in American culture honestly never catches a break. And black women deserve it. They deserve to finally have space to be vulnerable and to not be so guarded all the time. They deserve to address their mental and emotional health with as much ease as their non-black counterparts. They deserve to ask for help when they need it without being told they should be "strong black women" and shoulder all the burden of life on their own. They deserve to fully be themselves and not just the versions of themselves that the world wants to see.
And supporting black women's vulnerability is the first step in that direction. Yes we can be strong. Yes we an be independent. But it shouldn't be required to be that way at all times. Vulnerability is key to having good mental & emotional health.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• 32 singles
• Retail fit
• Crew neck
• Cover-stitched collar
• 2'' ribbed cuffs
|Shirt Length (inches)||27||28||29||30||31||32|
|Chest Width (inches)||16 1/2||18||20||22||24||26|
|Chest to fit (inches)||31-34||34-37||38-41||42-45||46-49||50-53|