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Tamara Y. Jeffries

Tamara Jeffries, former Executive Editor for Essence and Contributing Editor for Health, is an Associate Professor of journalism at Bennett College. She writes about the wellbeing of African-American women and girls, with a focus on mental health, yoga, health care and self-care.
Tamara Y. Jeffries's Articles
, April 6, 2020
5 doctor-recommended sex toys that can enhance lubrication, elasticity and pleasure? Yes, please!
, February 7, 2020
Perimenopause symptoms can last up to 10 years in Black women. Here are pro tips for improving your mood, metabolism, sexual pleasure, muscle tone and more.
, November 15, 2019
Writing her memoir Becoming changed her life. Now, she’s inspiring us to change ours with the healing power of journal writing.
, October 11, 2019
Here’s wisdom from Oprah, Iyanla, Valorie Burton and others to help you navigate life’s pivot points with courage and grace today.
, June 28, 2019
“Brain fog” is real, and it’s temporary. Here’s what you can do about it.
, November 9, 2018
These close friends have stuck together through happy times and painful ones. And since they’re both obstetricians, they delivered each other’s babies!