: Black Women’s Wellness: Moving from Self-Care to Core Care

Black women, we face unique challenges when it comes to mental wellness. Our experiences are shaped by a history of generational trauma and systemic oppression, and it can be difficult to find healing through traditional medical practices alone. That’s why it’s important to move beyond self-care and into core care,getting to the root of who we are and building from there.

One key aspect of this journey is examining our triggers. What upsets us? What makes us feel uncomfortable or anxious? Often, these reactions are connected to past traumas that we may not even be fully aware of. By examining these triggers and understanding where they come from, we can begin to heal and move forward.

This requires a journey of self-discovery, one that may involve research, journaling, and seeking guidance from a therapist or trusted advisor. But by doing the work to understand ourselves on a deeper level, we can begin to feel a new sense of freedom and empowerment.

Meditation, spending time in nature, and other mindfulness practices can also be helpful in this process. By taking time to connect with ourselves and our surroundings, we can tap into the essence of who we are and find the strength to face our challenges head-on.

At the end of the day, the goal is to feel free – free from the weight of our past traumas and the expectations placed on us by society. By embracing our true selves and doing the work to heal, we can create a brighter future for ourselves and our communities.

So, we encourage you to take a moment to reflect on you journey. What triggers you? What steps can you take to move beyond self-care and into core care? And how can you use your experiences to empower yourself and others? With each step forward, we come closer to the peace and wellness that we deserve.