Wellness

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Seeking mental health care gave me a sense of purpose and peace.


I’m Learning

Idk if it’s possible to achieve perfection, I think we should strive for self-acceptance🦋

A portrait of a black woman outside in the sunlight, smiling
A portrait of a black woman outside in the sunlight, smiling
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I’m Learning

If it’s not about me and my peace of mind, it can wait

Black woman holding a cup in her hands with eyes closed, enjoying a calm moment at home.
Black woman holding a cup in her hands with eyes closed, enjoying a calm moment at home.
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I’m Learning

Losing something important to me gave me the strength to move past my trauma

Black woman looking out the window with a forlorn expression.
Black woman looking out the window with a forlorn expression.
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It’s the day of love. Why not practice loving yourself?

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I’m Learning

I spent my journalism career trying to be perfect. Now I’m just trying to be myself.

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Even at the risk of burning, the mouth always seeks the light. —Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X


An excerpt from the ECHOING IDA collection


Author and youth advocate Nicole Russell’s new book will help people of all ages begin their journaling journeys

Black woman mulling her thoughts as she writes in her journal while sitting at a table.
Black woman mulling her thoughts as she writes in her journal while sitting at a table.
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Playing by the rules in capitalist America comes at the cost of our mental, physical, and emotional health

A photo of a frustrated black woman sitting at her desk at work.
A photo of a frustrated black woman sitting at her desk at work.
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When being Black and surviving in this world became too much, I sought to become nothing

Illustration: Rachelle Baker

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