Kenrya Rankin

Kenrya Rankin

Health Writer

Kenrya Rankin is an award-winning author and journalist whose work amplifies the lived experiences, advocacy and work of people of color and shifts the narrative around who deserves liberation, justice, joy and dignity in America. Her forthcoming book, Complex Saviors, explores the ways racism impacts the health of Black women—and the ways they are saving themselves. You can find her at and she is @kenrya on all social media.

Latest by Kenrya Rankin

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Is Racism Making Black Women Sick?

Our Race to Health columnist, Kenrya Rankin, explores the unique physiological impact of stress on the bodies of Black women.

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We Are More Than What Happens to Our Bodies

Columnist and racial justice advocate Kenrya Rankin tackles the space where race and health meet—and reminds us that we aren’t defined by what ails us.