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Speaking Out About Racism Boosts Your Mental Health

Suppressing the anger and pain can actively damage what psychology researchers call ‘psychological fortitude’

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I bottled up my rage and despair for the first few days after George Floyd’s death.

It wasn’t because I wasn’t full of rage and despair — I was. My brain was slowly…




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Quinci LeGardye

Quinci LeGardye

Journalist and essayist based in Los Angeles. Words in WIRED, Elemental, Los Angeleno. Follow me at @quinciwho.

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