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Cheslie Kryst and the Strong Black Woman Narrative

Studies show how it can both hurt and help Black women as they age

I didn’t know anything about Cheslie Kryst when word spread that the 30-year-old former Miss USA, attorney and Extra TV correspondent died by suicide a few weeks ago.




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Vicki Larson

Vicki Larson

Award-winning journalist, author of “Not Too Old For That: How Women are Changing the Story of Aging,” coauthor of “The New I Do,” mom

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