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Why I’m Giving up Self-Care for Community Care

Taking care of others is the best way to take care of ourselves right now

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When the coronavirus lockdown began in March, I was inundated with messages about self-care. In emails, Instagram stories, and on Twitter, influencers and marketers were telling us all to try a face mask, a hair mask, to drink a glass of wine, or use this time to…




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Kristina Libby

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