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    Listen: The Backlash Against Simone Biles And Naomi Osaka Is Part Of A Larger Problem The US Has With Black Women

    “Every night that Simone performs, she’s threatening her life. Those twists, those turns — if she doesn’t land on them correctly, that mistake could be potentially fatal.”

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    1. It seems like everyone has an opinion about Simone Biles and her decision to withdraw from the women's gymnastics team final and the all-around final, but many aren’t focusing on how her mental health is being affected.

    Photo of Simone Biles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
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    Simone Biles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

    Today we’re joined by mental health advocate and founder of Depressed While Black, Imadé, who talks about the need for onsite therapists at the Olympics, how mental health and physical health are entwined, and why we as a society need to do a better job protecting Black women.

    2. Jamie Lee Curtis revealed that her and Christopher Guest’s youngest child Ruby is transgender.

    3. Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu took to Twitter to defend Simone Biles.

    I was 14 y/o w/ a tibial stress fracture, left alone w/ no cervical spine exam after this fall. I competed in the Olympic floor final minutes later. @Simone_Biles 🤍 decision demonstrates that we have a say in our own health—“a say” I NEVER felt I had as an Olympian.

    Twitter: @Dmoceanu

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