There is growing evidence that the experience of racial discrimination can have a pervasive and devastating impact on the health and well-being of black women, Native American women, and women of color. The essays collected in this anthology demonstrate that gender and religious, cultural, and class background strongly influence how we experience illness and how we are treated within the health care system. This book locates health within the context of socio-economic realities and demonstrates that a good analysis of health care needs is based on a definition of health, which encompasses and incorporates the biological, socio-cultural, and psychological dimensions of women's lives. Surviving in the Hour of Darkness illustrates, through both critical and personal testimonials, the importance of these factors to the health and well being of women in these groups. This book aims to start a dialogue between women about how addressing health issues and concerns will advance the health and well-being among the aforementioned communities of women.Harding, G. Sophie is the author of 'Surviving In The Hour Of Darkness The Health And Wellness of Women of Colour and Indigenous Women', published 2005 under ISBN 9781552381014 and ISBN 1552381013.