Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Black women contend with Superwoman persona

Black women in America often feel pressured to act like Superwoman to cope with the stress of race- and gender-based discrimination in their daily lives, which can have health implications, according to a new study co-led by a Michigan State University researcher. The Superwoman persona refers to the idea of feeling a need to be strong, self-sacrificing and emotionless, said Yijie Wang, assistant professor of human development and family studies.