The Brief: Self care, self-care, or #selfcare is a practice of giving physical and emotional support to oneself.

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Self care, self-care, or #selfcare is a practice of giving physical and emotional support to oneself.

This can take any number of forms, and is often portrayed online through spa treatments, giving oneself space, indulgence, exercise, meditation, self-forgiveness, and more.

A “self care ritual” is a routine for self care.

In activist circles, self care is considered an important tool of survival, taking to Audre Lorde’s words:

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

“Self Care” is a song by Mac Miller.

 

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