The MC’s Favorite Self-Care Resources for Women of Color

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There’s “self-care,” and then there’s self-care. There’s treating yourself to a Sweet Green salad, and there’s giving yourself room to breathe and be when crap hits the fan. At The Melanin Collective, we like to incorporate aspects of purposeful self-care into our workshops, because we know that “self-care” is an industry in itself that priorities witty slogans over actual healing. (*Hides my pink ‘Keep Calm’ mug in the drawer…*) That Sweet Green salad is delicious and might give you extra pep in your step – but it’s not a solution to long-term physical and emotional wellbeing.

Today, we’re sharing five self-care resources for women of color we are obsessed with. Most of them will require some heavy-duty self-exploration. Don’t expect to finish processing them in one sitting – reflection takes time! Make yourself a cup of tea, find a comfy place to sit, and really dig into discovering your path for self-care.

Our Favorite Resources: 

Bill of Rights for People of Mixed Heritage

Healing Packet by Florcy, Rayan, and Davika

Excerpt: In this packet you may find selected literature pieces from other women of color along with herbal healing mechanisms, affirmations and much more.

The Privilege of Getting to Rest: Let’s Shift the Balance

Excerpt: Isn’t it funny how exhaustion can get in the way of self-care? Actually, it’s only funny in that way where something is so true – but shouldn’t be – that you have to laugh to get through the moment of awareness without crumbling. And then find a distraction to forget that moment of awareness ever happened.

Self-Care and Collective Care Packet

Everything is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Questions to Ask Before Giving Up Worksheet

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