ep 02 Self Care: Soul work for survival

In episode 02 of AFFIRM, we are joined by special guest, Tashira Halyard, as we explore the deeper significance of self-care. You’ll love how Tashira uses her humor to simplify the deeper meaning of self-care with funny, yet powerful truth bombs. Davia and Tashira will identify unhealthy messages women of color receive about self-care and provide resources to unlearn and reeducate ourselves. You’ll never view self-care the same after this episode. 

Episode 2 Affirmation:

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.
— Audre Lorde

IN THIS EPISODE

  • What is self care?
  • Myths of self care
  • The connection of mental health and self care
  • Navigating personal trauma and political oppression

AFFIRMING QUOTES from EP 02

 
[Self care] looks like mindfulness and intention
— Tashira
Say no, unapologetic about that, hold space in ways that are meaningful for you & don’t care about what someone else says.
— Tashira
It’s okay to set boundaries... You don’t have to sacrifice yourself to your own detriment.
— Davia
I don’t see myself ever divorcing a relationship, honestly with a therapist...It’s just not an option.
— Tashira

HONORABLE MENTIONS from EP 02

Interested in checking out the books mentioned Tashira mentioned? Grab a copy by clicking the links to the left!

If you're in the D.C. area, connect with Tashira and like minded women through The Ayaba Series Sister Circle, a healing space that facilitates honest communication among women of color to promote self-care and preservation.