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My Bedtime Routine: Jasmine Marie, Founder of Black Girls Breathing, on Letting Go of Self-Care Shame

By Hannah Dylan Pasternak — 2021

It’s far from news that there is a lack of space and resources allocated for Black women to heal. And as Black people face inequitable barriers to health care and treatment during COVID-19, the onslaught of police and vigilante killings that have occurred during the pandemic, and the resulting protests, the urgent need for such a space has only become all the more apparent.

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Is It Self-Care, or Is It Capitalism?

So many of the little rituals I have each day—like my makeup or skincare routine—do help soothe and/or rejuvenate me. For me, any type of solo practiced routine is good. But I’ve learned that self-care does not, and cannot, sustain me. And I believe that this may be the case for many of you.

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The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans

Our culture has taught us that we do not have the privilege of being vulnerable like other communities.

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Wellness ‘For the Culture’

“I still eat rice and beans. I just use brown rice now,” said Annya Santana of Menos Mas, a wellness company that speaks to African-American and Latinx communities.

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4 BIPOC Women on the Power of Saying ‘No’—and Why It’s Essential for Self-Care

A place to start for Black women and women of color looking to reclaim their power.

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Grief Is a Direct Impact of Racism: Eight Ways to Support Yourself

Self and community care is critical to combating the effects of racism and intersectional violence.

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Elisa Shankle Is Encouraging Her Community to Be Brave and Heal

“Vulnerability is scary. I associate bravery with vulnerability because it takes bravery to be vulnerable,” the Brooklyn wellness expert says.

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An Introduction to Rest

Some people harbor the illusion that rest is a luxury they do not have time for, but the reality is that rest is a necessity.

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We Need to Talk About ADHD Stigma in BIPOC Communities

Battling stigma is nothing new in the ADHD community. In Black and other marginalized communities, it abounds—outside and, even worse, inside Black families. But reducing stigma in BIPOC communities is not all on us.

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This Is What Activism Does To Your Body

“Even with these health consequences, we can see the benefits of taking a stand because people are fighting for what they believe in and protecting people’s lives,” Sumner said. “I don’t think the answer is to stop altogether. It speaks to how critical it is to engage in self-care.

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Why America Needs the Black Church for its Own Survival

Will the Black church become White? It sounds like a strange question. When my family watched the 2021 PBS documentary on the Black church, I noted the assumption by some of those interviewed that the Black church received its faith and theology as a part of the transatlantic slave trade.

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