Tashira Halyard, a fellow AFFIRM member, visits us to discuss the deeper significance of self-care. You’ll enjoy how Tashira uses her humor to make the more serious meaning of self-care easier to understand with humorous yet effective truth bombs.
Debunking the harmful messages that women of color receive about self-care and providing resources to unlearn and educate oneself will be among Daria’s and Tashira’s focuses. This episode will alter the way you think about self-care forever.
“Self-care is not self-indulgence; it is self-preservation, which is a form of political warfare.”
— Audre Lorde
IN THIS EPISODE
- What is the definition of self-care?
- The Four Myths of Self-Care
- The link between mental health and self-care
- Navigating personal adversity and political oppression
“Self-care is all about paying attention and thinking positively.”
“Say no, unfailing in your convictions, and hold space in a way that is meaningful to you without caring what others think.”
“It’s fine to set limits… You don’t have to put yourself in danger for the sake of your own health.”
“In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, the actress declared that she wouldn’t divorce her partner, even if he cheated on her. Even though I’m a therapist, sadly without being able to do anything about it… It’s just not an option for me.”
Are you interested in seeing what books Tashira mentioned? By clicking the links to the left, you may acquire a copy of any of them!
If you live in the Washington, D.C., area, join The Ayaba Series Sister Circle, a healing environment that allows women of color to communicate honestly and promote self-care and preservation.