To say that the last year has been challenging for those of us who care about social justice and anti-racism would be an understatement. Despite all of our efforts to drive change and be the revolution, this is a long-term battle — our fight to disrupt white supremacy will take much continued work.
As someone who is committed to interrupting racism and speaks about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for a living, I can tell you firsthand that while the work is extremely rewarding, it can also be emotionally taxing and, frankly, exhausting.
In these moments, I’ve found that it’s so important to remind myself of the importance of self-care — and that self-care is social justice.
What do I mean by this? In this video, I share why I believe that in order to show up and truly dismantle systems of oppression, we need to be at our best mentally, physically, and spiritually.