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Elder Atum on The Importance of Opening Up

Elder Atum spoke with Soo Youn of The Lily, a product of The Washingtong Post, on the importance of opening up about struggles with mental health.

“As Black women in particular right now, we are feeling at a very deep level a lot of the raw pain and struggle that our community is going through. Michelle gives us permission to not just talk about it in our private corners, but to talk about it publicly. … And that’s such a powerful, permission-giving kind of thing”

Read more of her reflections and the full interview:

Michelle Obama says she has ‘low-grade depression.’ Women of color say her openness is freeing.

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