Omar Holman’s Case Study In Black Girl Magic
The HeLa cell line is an ongoing source of medical data to this day, its value unmatched.
A black woman did that without even knowing it.
Her family weren’t compensated for the extraction of the cells.
Yet even in death, the magic of Lacks cannot be denied, just as the magic of the black woman in general cannot be denied.
Omar Holmon pays a fitting tribute to this magic.
Check out his poem entitled “A Case Study In Black Girl Magic” below.
By: Danielle Dixon
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