Although we often put it in the neat box of spa days, massages and bubble baths. Through her studies of Black Feminist, Audre Lorde’s cancer journals, Dr. Morillo shares her own experiences.
We explore her personal self-care journey through grad school. She like many women grasps the concept intellectually but didn’t implement it on a personal level until afterward. Yoga is what helped her to continue her doctorate degree.
WARNING: **Some content maybe triggering** Self-care and grief are subjective and a bulk of our discuss
Listen for the following:
Recognizing our political environment and embodying self-care
Loving yourself as a priority rather than seeking to please others
Spiritual practices as forms of radical self-care
Allowing yourself to freely feel your feelings
Some tips and tools to implement radical self-care
The definition for being in the present
Some of the authors and works we discuss are:
“A burst of Light” is a cancer journal third bout Audre Lourde, Adrien Marie Brown
“Sister Outsider” by Audre Lourde
Dr. Kara Morillo is a feminist scholar, educator, speaker, and facilitator. She is committed to promoting diversity, gender equity, and social awareness through the power of literature and mindful language. She earned her PhD in English Language and Literature at the University of Maryland, with a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. Her work focuses on amplifying literary voices from underrepresented groups in the United States.