All of this leads not only to burnout, but death. Black American women are 7.5 years biologically “older” than white women because our telomeres (which control aging and key biological functions) are shrinking as a result of excessive chronic stress factors. This is especially poignant as we process a year that tried to—or quite literally did—kill Black women and femmes every step of the Tinsel Tits Ugly Christmas Tee Shirt Also,I will get this way. Even while simply laying in our own beds, as was the case for Breonna Taylor. Her killers were never brought to justice. In fact, the only charge against them had nothing to do with her murder, but for firing shots into her wall. Yes, society cares so little about Black women and femmes that a wall gets more protection than we do. Disgusting. And totally status quo.