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"We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For:" The National Black Women's Health Project's Self-Help Activism

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This paper analyzes the National Black Women's Health Project (NBWHP), the first organization devoted solely to Black women's health needs founded in 1983, and its central and guiding ideology: self-help. Although “self-help” has a history in the Women's Health Movement and a variety of African-American movements, the NBWHP redefined the term in such a way as to make it unique to their organization. This paper explores how white women in the broader Women's Health Movement, the mother movement of the NBWHP, defined-self help as mostly gynecological. The NBWHP, however, expanded self-help to allow individual self-help groups to advocate for themselves, set their own priorities, and work in their local communities, empowering Black women to become their own health advocates. This paper argues the NBWHP's notion of self-help aided Black women in a way that addressed a number of their psychological, emotional, and physical health needs, which were not being met under within the traditional women's health organizations. By establishing self-help groups in local communities, which would be controlled by the community but supported by the NBWHP, the Project assured the self-help groups would be responsive to the unique needs of individual Black women. In establishing these local self-help groups, the NBWHP revolutionized the Women's Health Movement by making it more responsive to the particular needs of Black women.
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Hart, Evan. ""We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For:" The National Black Women's Health Project's Self-Help Activism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435613_index.html>

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Hart, E. , 2010-09-29 ""We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For:" The National Black Women's Health Project's Self-Help Activism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p435613_index.html

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Abstract: This paper analyzes the National Black Women's Health Project (NBWHP), the first organization devoted solely to Black women's health needs founded in 1983, and its central and guiding ideology: self-help. Although “self-help” has a history in the Women's Health Movement and a variety of African-American movements, the NBWHP redefined the term in such a way as to make it unique to their organization. This paper explores how white women in the broader Women's Health Movement, the mother movement of the NBWHP, defined-self help as mostly gynecological. The NBWHP, however, expanded self-help to allow individual self-help groups to advocate for themselves, set their own priorities, and work in their local communities, empowering Black women to become their own health advocates. This paper argues the NBWHP's notion of self-help aided Black women in a way that addressed a number of their psychological, emotional, and physical health needs, which were not being met under within the traditional women's health organizations. By establishing self-help groups in local communities, which would be controlled by the community but supported by the NBWHP, the Project assured the self-help groups would be responsive to the unique needs of individual Black women. In establishing these local self-help groups, the NBWHP revolutionized the Women's Health Movement by making it more responsive to the particular needs of Black women.


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