Henrietta Lacks is my favorite person from yesterday’s post! Remember your science professors making a passing remark about something called HeLa cells? (It was one bullet point on one slide in my Cell Bio class 🙄) HeLa cells were taken from a woman named Henrietta Lacks.
She has contributed so much to the field of medicine by making it possible to create certain vaccines and medications (swipe to read about it). However, the way she was treated is a prime example of the necessity for informed consent in human test subjects. I believe her family deserves reparations for her contribution to
This woman here! Words cannot express my gratitude towards her. It is becauae of her daughter Sandra Bland that I bailed my baby out of jail after being arrested on bogus charges charges. Her loss was what made me fight! ThAnkh you Mama Genevive for sacrificing and living! We love you! sayhername SandraBland