Womanly Interview: Jovida Hill, Issue No. 4 Advisor and Philadelphia Public Advocate

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Words - Womanly Magazine & Jovida Hill
Photo courtesy of Jovida Hill

In order to give you the most relevant and timely health information for our issue on Black Maternal Health, we consulted with an incredible team of civic advocates, health professionals and art activists.

Jovida Hill is the Executive Director for the Office of Engagement for Women for the City of Philadelphia. She is a writer and producer of education, broadcast, and training films and videos, and currently serves on the boards of the Black Women's Health Alliance and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. We spoke with Jovida about her work and favorite health practices:

What’s your favorite self-care practice?

My favorite self-care practice is a visit to my favorite massage therapist. His magic hands rejuvenate me and make me feel like a brand new woman. Stress? What’s that?

What is your favorite healthy food or recipe?

A good seafood paella—it’s a beautiful crowd pleaser.

Who has taught you the most in life so far?

My village of six biological sisters and my many sister friends.  They are the gift that keeps on giving.

What are your healthy living goals?

More exercise and taking in fewer calories.

You can view Jovida’s list of curated health and wellness resources for women and girls in Philadelphia here.

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