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From the Ted Talk by Nikki Webber Allen: Don't suffer from your depression in silence

Unscramble the Blue Letters

A friend, Kelly Pierre-Louis, said, "Being sorntg is killing us." She's right. We have got to retire those tired, old narratives of the strong black wmaon and the super-masculine black man, who, no matter how many times they get knocked down, just shake it off and soldier on. Having feelings isn't a sign of weakness. Feelings mean we're huamn. And when we deny our humanity, it leaves us fnileeg empty inside, searching for ways to self-medicate in order to fill the void. My drug was high acneivhmeet.

Open Cloze

A friend, Kelly Pierre-Louis, said, "Being ______ is killing us." She's right. We have got to retire those tired, old narratives of the strong black _____ and the super-masculine black man, who, no matter how many times they get knocked down, just shake it off and soldier on. Having feelings isn't a sign of weakness. Feelings mean we're _____. And when we deny our humanity, it leaves us _______ empty inside, searching for ways to self-medicate in order to fill the void. My drug was high ___________.

Solution

  1. human
  2. achievement
  3. feeling
  4. strong
  5. woman

Original Text

A friend, Kelly Pierre-Louis, said, "Being strong is killing us." She's right. We have got to retire those tired, old narratives of the strong black woman and the super-masculine black man, who, no matter how many times they get knocked down, just shake it off and soldier on. Having feelings isn't a sign of weakness. Feelings mean we're human. And when we deny our humanity, it leaves us feeling empty inside, searching for ways to self-medicate in order to fill the void. My drug was high achievement.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
black woman 2

Important Words

  1. achievement
  2. black
  3. deny
  4. drug
  5. empty
  6. feeling
  7. feelings
  8. fill
  9. friend
  10. high
  11. human
  12. humanity
  13. kelly
  14. killing
  15. knocked
  16. leaves
  17. man
  18. matter
  19. narratives
  20. order
  21. retire
  22. searching
  23. shake
  24. sign
  25. soldier
  26. strong
  27. times
  28. tired
  29. void
  30. ways
  31. weakness
  32. woman