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We need Community Care not just Self-care

This Viral Facebook Post Urges People to Rethink Self-Care


“Shouting ‘self-care’ at people who actually need community care is how we fail people.” Nakita Valerio

Photo of Nakita Valerio a woman wearing a blue head scarf and black sweater, who is standing outside.

 

Nakita Valerio FLARE April, 16, 2019: Ultimately, community care is a commitment to contributing in a way that leverages one’s relative privilege while balancing one’s needs. It’s trusting that your community will have you when you need support, and knowing you can be trusted to provide the same.

Community care means showing up; it means that when you find yourself in the position of being able to give more than you need to receive, you do so. Depending on who you are and your strengths, this might mean receiving messages from someone who needs to be comforted and heard, bringing dinner to a sick friend or packing up an abused friend’s belongings as part of their exit plan from domestic violence. It could be attending a performance in support of an artist, or advocating for communities you have consulted at the level of government. At different times and for different communities, people who are intentionally invested in caring for the communities they belong to might find themselves doing all of these things, or something else entirely.

//www.flare.com/identity/self-care-new-zealand-muslim-attack/

And check out this broader article in mashable ” Self-care isn’t enough. We need community care to thrive.” about community care and self care.

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