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The Vibe Was Different In Buenos Aires, and I’m Grateful

I had to leave the U.S. to learn what self-care looks like

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SSelf-care in the United States is an industry that White upper-middle class folks can afford. But for people like me who belong to historically oppressed groups, self-care has always felt like a luxury.




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Ingrid Cruz

Ingrid Cruz

Freelance writer, comedian, and (sometimes) director and illustrator. Se habla castellano/portuñol/italiano.

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