Charmaine Lang is a queer, Black feminist scholar and freelance writer based in North Carolina. Her academic work at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee focuses on the self-care and wellness practices of Black women activists. As a reiki and sound healing practitioner, she has worked with organizations to bring healing justice to communities of color. Her writing has appeared in Rewire.News, Ms. Magazine, and The Root. You can follow her on Twitter at @abd4now, or on Instagram at Charmaine Lang.
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May 28, 2020
Self-care has been dismissed as selfish, or worse, a capitalistic trend, by some who believe that community care is the only route to health. Others use self-care as a reason to post solo yoga selfies on their social media accounts. And while each camp may be on to something, I position community and self-care as equally essential to the health and wellbeing of us all, especially Black women and mamas. We need both to survive, especially during this pandemic. We need all forms of care to help create thriving communities. I began my self-care journey following my move from South Central Los...