Porsha Williams Links Her Hospital Treatment During Her Miscarriage To Racism Against Black Women
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams recently opened up about the miscarriage she experienced before she gave birth to her daughter, Pilar Jhena McKinley. Now, she’s using her experience to speak out about disparities of how black female patients are treated. While on Bravo’s Race in America: a Movement Not a Moment, the reality TV star explained,
“With my first miscarriage, I was actually sent home about three or four different times telling them that I was in pain, and I felt like I was going to have a miscarriage. And it just goes back to doctors feeling like Black women have this serious threshold for pain.”
“You have to manage pain for patients, because that can trigger other things in the body, and so, I really do feel like the pain management around that time, I ended up having fibroids and that’s what was causing it. [That’s] what caused so much stress on my body that I ended up having a miscarriage.”
Years later, she welcomed her first child, Pilar on March 22, 2019.
But her activism and using her platform to speak up for the black community hasn’t stopped. It was recently reported that Porsha Williams and Yandy Smith have been released from jail after being arrested during a protest outside of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s home.
They were released from jail shortly after.
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