In Sweetwater (2013), Robin M. Boylorn presents an intricate look at the lives of rural, Black women. The author weaves in her own story as she details the day-to-day struggles, negotiations and realities of living in a small town while being Black, poor, and female. This review attempts to provide praise for Boylorn’s work, while also offering critiques and further considerations.


Womanism, Narrative Inquiry, Qualitative Research, Autoethnography

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Sabrina T. Cherry is a Research Specialist with the University of Connecticut and full time doctorate student at the University of Georgia's College of Public Health. Her research interests include the intersections of religion and health, multicultural health and women's health. Correspondence regarding this review can be addressed directly to: Sabrina T. Cherry at sabrinat.cherry@gmail.com.


I would like to acknowledge Dr. Kathy Roulston at the University of Georgia's College of Education for her continued commitment to teaching and mentoring.

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