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Perfectionism and Covid Don’t Mix

A flawless life should never have been the goal.

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Seeking perfection is rather inherent to being a Black woman in America. Like many others, my parents told me I had to be twice as good as White people from an early age. They programmed me to be the best at what I did to have any hope of being successful in life. Still, I didn’t realize I was a bit of a perfectionist until the dawn of Covid-19. One day…

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Cherie Berkley

Cherie Berkley

Cherie Berkley is an Atlanta-based multimedia journalist. She specializes in health and lifestyle topics. She is a foodie and enjoys exotic travel.

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