Self Care: Soul work for survival

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


  • 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.”

— Tashira

“Say no, unfailing in your convictions, and hold space in a way that is meaningful to you without caring what others think.”

— Tashira

“It’s fine to set limits… You don’t have to put yourself in danger for the sake of your own health.”

— Davia

“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.”

— Tashira


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.

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