“To be young, gifted, and black…” -Nina Simone
(This is meant to make you think. If you choose not to explore and reflect, this may “fall on deaf ears” so to speak…)
How strange, we have to L E A R N how to care for ourselves because entire generations have been unable to (care for themselves) as a practice.
How engrained in our DNA, as a result of slave culture in America, is the very concept of being able to take care of you as a person seen as a threat.
Self-Care is a radical act of rebellion. It’s not self-ish to be able to live instead of exist. It’s ok to put on your oxygen mask first in the airport, but not at home?
I will honor the temple that God gave me by making sure it does more than exist in the land of plenty. I will shine because He shines through me.
Self-Care isn’t a diet, it’s a way of life.