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Take Care Out There

Recently, I’ve been sending this quote to several friends and family members. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare”. The words belong to Audre Lorde who was an American poet, writer, feminist and activist who dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Her wonderful work encourages us to react to the prejudices in our own lives and in ourselves. Solange Knowles’s recent song Boderline (an ‘Ode to Self Care’) was inspired by Lorde’s position on self-care. In a harsh world self-care is a refuge, “baby, you know you’re tired / Know I’m ti