I Am A Strong Black Woman, And I Suffer From Depression

“You should go with them” I said to myself, “You are a lazy mother.”

My youngest son walked in to my room. I was in bed. “Mom, are you being lazy today?”

“That’s not nice.” I replied without thinking. Then I softened. “Why don’t you get a book and read with me?”

He cuddled up beside me and I fell asleep. Eventually he got bored and went back to video games. “Go play outside” I said, “It’s better for you than those video games.”

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