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Self Care When Feeling Under Siege

By Denise Clay-Murray

At a time when you might feel under siege due to the world around you, taking a moment to show yourself some love is important. From an outwardly hostile presidential administration to the deaths of Black people at the hands of police against the backdrop of a global pandemic that hit Black and Brown communities disproportionately, finding ways to keep it together both physically and emotionally has become a priority for people of color.

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Wellness entrepreneurs of Color; agents of change during pandemic

By Jos Duncan

A quest for healing led the mother of 3 to search inwardly for purpose and spirituality. By January of 2020, she and Kuan Young, a visual artist and photographer, had plans to open an indoor healing garden that would sprout more than 100 plants, a waterfall, sound bowls and welcome natural sunlight.

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Essential Work: For Philly Artists, this past year was many things

This past year was many things. Every menacing adjective has been used to describe the novelty of this year, which was unlike any ever seen by most generations who care for this planet.

Many lines have been drawn throughout the course of this pandemic. The ones between young and old, sick and well, them and us, and notable for this meditation, essential and inessential.

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When Self-Love Is Sanity: Free mental health courses to help you stay sane while standing up to racism

Challenging racism is exhausting. For Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian communities, in particular, the pandemic has further unveiled racial disparities and systemic injustices in the United States. People of Color are often operating within spaces that uphold values rooted in white supremacy while being called upon to help solve diversity and equity issues. All of this, while dealing with their own personal, social, and cultural traumas… during a pandemic.

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