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Chicago Tribune: When Strength, Resilience and #BlackGirlMagic is a Burden

The death of Lincoln University administrator Antoinette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey by suicide “created a torrent of emotion,” the Chicago Tribune reports, “ultimately shining a light on the struggles Black women bear not just in the workplace but specifically as scholars and administrators in higher education.”

Dr. Judith Allen, CIS of Chicago’s Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Director, shares with the Tribune the importance of Black women creating networks where they support each other, validate their experiences, and speak their truth.

“There has to be a safety net in place for the individuals who are doing the looking out, the ones in these leadership spaces, who are caring for populations that are marginalized or don’t have an advocate,” Dr. Allen said.

Read the full Tribune article here.



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