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March 26, 2023

The State of Emergency of Black Women’s Health

with podcast guest

Coach Gessie Thompson


Coach Gessie Thompson is a fibroids survivor turned Health Activist and Founder of the online wellness platform TheDeToxNow.com. She works with celebrities and everyday women daily to eliminate the health equity gap by educating and empowering BIPOC women and families with resources, detoxes, herbal supplements, programs, coaching, and a community support system that helps their bodies heal and prevent inflammatory conditions such as Fibroids, diabetes, high blood pressure, infertility and more.

In this episode, Gessie and I talk about the deeply ingrained medical bias against black women, how women of color are frequently dismissed by medical professionals, the shocking new study highlighting the toxicity of hair relaxers, why black and brown women have disproportionately high exposure to environmental toxins, the ongoing fight for reproductive justice, Gessie’s commitment to empowering women with the information and tools to have the best possible outcome, and so much more!

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  • The all too common experience of black women being dismissed by doctors
  • Deeply ingrained medical bias against black women
  • The shocking new study highlighting the toxicity of hair relaxers
  • Personal care products marketed to black and brown women have a disproportionately high level of potentially hazardous ingredients
  • Why it’s crucial to reduce our level of exposure to environmental toxins
  • We have to stop normalizing common pain and medical issues
  • Black women are three times more likely to have fibroids and around 19% of black women experience infertility
  • The ongoing fight for reproductive justice
  • What “holistic” really means
  • Why Gessie is committed to empowering women with the information and tools to have the best possible outcome
  • How Gessie supports her clients through the process of sustainable healing
  • Gessie’s approach to creating a lifestyle of healing
  • Gessie’s message: Your birthright is a balanced life


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