Self-care for black women
There’s a new website that’s motivating black women to take ownership of their wellness, and it’s sparking a movement. Noire Care, created by graphic designer and tech consultant Tina Shoulders, is a digital space where black women can cultivate the tools they need for practicing self care, the intentional act of maintaining your physical and emotional well-being.
Shoulders says the idea for Noire Care was inspired by a hectic and taxing 2015, in which she took care of a sick parent, a toddler and a teen while also consulting for the Teen Health Center in Bronx, New York. On top of the daily stresses of life, Shoulders couldn’t help but also be affected by the racial climate in the country. The deaths of countless black men and women at the hands of police made her fear for the life of her 17-year-old son, and she wanted to do something to fight back.
“I was noticing how many of my friends were dealing with mental health issues,” Shoulders told The Huffington Post.
“All of my close friends were struggling to find some ‘me time’ and, so, one day I did a survey and asked friends on Facebook and Twitter to tell me what they were doing for self care. The answers from the survey actually designed this platform.”
On the site, visitors can read or submit “Care Chronicles,” stories from accomplished black women like Luvvie Ajayi who candidly share tips and tricks on self care amidst the everyday stresses of life as a black woman. Suggested acts of self care include yoga, painting, and fellowship and laughter with other black women.
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