by Abaki Beck
Our reading this week is an accessible personal essay about the author’s journey to improve her self-care, as a black queer youth organizer. The essay provides real life examples of what self care is and isn’t - from sleeping habits to eating. The author emphasizes that self care is mandatory, particularly for marginalized people, as we exist in a world that does not value us. Secondly, she argues that self care must be an integral part of our routine, not cast to the bottom of our to do list or only done when we have reached the point of complete exhaustion. This easy read is an important reminder of how we should strive to treat ourselves - though it may be a difficult journey.
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