Black Women Coping in Cleveland


Friday, April 16, 2021 Literary Cleveland published a new online anthology called “Black Women Coping in Cleveland.” The anthology features original poems and essays by 13 local writers and highlights the experiences and perspectives of Black women in Greater Cleveland.

“Black Women Coping in Cleveland” was created by Dr. Tisha Carter, a participant in the internship program at Literary Cleveland, as a part of the new Amplify Projects series. This series was designed to empower, uplift, celebrate, and center marginalized communities by giving them the platform to tell their own stories on their own terms.  

In January of 2020, City Lab released a study that deemed Cleveland the worst large city in America for Black women. According to the report, Cleveland came in last or second to last for educational outcomes, income, and health outcomes for Black women. This report, along with Dr. Carter’s personal experience, inspired her to create this anthology.  

Read anthology here.

This project is presented in partnership with National Congress of Black Women Greater Cleveland Chapter, Great Lakes African American Writers Conference, and Enlightened Solutions.

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