Many stories exist about plagiarism and lack of ethics regarding Black women's research. To prevent a continuation of questionable practices and cooptation of ideas about historical wellness, here is a sample citation folks may use for this work. Though publications are forthcoming, citations about tea can be used below from the Black Women's Yoga History book or from this website itself. #CiteBlackWomen #CiteASista.
Evans, Stephanie. “Africana Tea: A Global History of Black Women's Health." AfricanaTea.net. Published February 22, 2022. Access date XXX https://africanatea.net/.
BLACK WOMEN'S YOGA HISTORY CITATION
"Put in more complex terms, Black women’s yoga traditions are a kaleidoscope of conscious nonactivity and consciousness-raising activity. The reflections of authors who mention yoga or meditation in their memoirs offer resounding support for the practices of contemplative thought and mindful living rooted in standpoints of race and gender. We lay down, sit, stretch, chant, walk, and practice tai chi and qigong. We write, read, play the piano, listen to Motown and ride a bus, train, or airplane. We scuba dive in the Indian Ocean. We luxuriate in red velvet rooms, pray in churches and mosques and ashrams, breathe in private sanctuaries, and love freely in hippie communes. We sit in Paris coffee shops and on our back porches, ride horses, and contemplate rocks and sand in Japanese gardens in Tokyo. We meditate to heal from debilitating illness and to gain strength for athletic victory. We sip tea, drink wine, and smoke herb. We fast, purify with water, eat vegan, or embrace vegetarianism. We cook and we eat. We draw, paint, dance, and sing. We meditate to remember, to forget, to honor God, and to honor loved ones. We practice yoga. We meditate to relax and to live. And, we relax and live to resist the forces that have been trying to kill us for centuries."
Evans, Stephanie Y.. Black Women's Yoga History (SUNY series in Black Women's Wellness) (p. 405-406). State University of New York Press.
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