your voice

4/19/2013, 6 a.m.

Darren Boykin


“I don’t think they put enough emphasis on it. Whether it’s the job, kids or the stress of being a single mother, I don’t think they think about their health and that suffers.”

Shaqueta Walker


“In a way we do, because it’s our lives we are talking about. Then, we’ve got kids to raise. I do have a life to think about and a child to think about – and I am the only momma he’s got.”

Jasmin Clark


“Probably not. Most of the time, women... are responsible for taking care of everybody else in the house, so if you are sick, you kind of have to get over it… We have to be strong...”