Michelle Obama has 'depression' due to racism
Former First Lady Michelle Obama says she's suffering from a "low-grade depression" in the midst of a pandemic, rough race relations in the U.S. and political discord.
Hey, God, uh, I can't have high thing one and thing. Welcome to the White House. What's going one? So I I know that I am dealing with some form of low grade depression, not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife. And just seeing this administration watching the hypocrisy of a day in and day out is dispiriting. And particularly for black and brown folks in indigenous folks who are experiencing vicarious trauma, seeing people of color abused at the hands of law enforcement killed at the hands of law enforcement killed at the hands of everyday citizens. This is deeply traumatizing. So so, for for many people of color, there isn't added experience of stress. Anxiety, worry depression your mother will not mind at all if you do. Taking care of yourself is a good thing, has said that we're dealing with a virus pandemic and a racism pendant. Of course, unlike the virus, racism has been with us for as long as, um, as this country and longer 400 plus years. But the challenge is that racism continues to unfairly advantage, some unfairly disadvantage others and in so doing sexless the strength of the entire society. Lower racism doesn't just hurt people of color, it hurts white people. And we need to have that understanding that our fates are deeply intertwined, particularly in a time of pandemic spread. If we leave any of our communities behind, vulnerable and marginalized, then we're all continuing to be at risk. Cover your face experience, feeling anxious, being unable to sleep, having recurring nightmares and dreams, being unable to turn off thoughts that can be traumatising. Um, and they're also physical symptoms, headaches, stomach problems. These can be among the symptoms of experiencing trauma or re experiencing trauma, and again, this can be heightened during this period of increased stress and anxiety. It's fun to get moving. There's nothing to it. The tweets here will show you some cool ways they do it.