There are no hard and fast rules to taking care of yourself. Going to the gym, meditating, reading on the regular isn’t going to work for everybody. You have to define how you take care of yourself. You define your self care. Don’t let people define it for you and dont listen to them when they dismiss your preservation practices. They’re not you and they don’t know your daily struggles
People who aren’t Black don’t understand why us telling ourselves “Black is beautiful ” is so important. For years and years we’ve been told we’re not beautiful, that we don’t fit “society’s standards” of beauty. And people still try to tell us this whether it’s silently or out loud. That’s why it’s important. We have to remind each other that we’re beautiful despite ignorant things people may say about us.
I fully support all women who are discovering themselves and learning little by little their beauty and worth. Not simply in physical attributes but in their entire being. Be here for you and be here for your personal growth. Love yourself.
Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is okay. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.
If you are reading this, you have survived your entire life up until this point.
You have survived traumas, heartbreak, devastation, the elements, different phases of life. And here you are.
You go, motherfucker. You’re awesome.
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