Negative Representation

“Stories affect how we live our lives, how we see other people, how we think about ourselves.” ~ Michael Morgan

We know the representation of black people in America disseminated to the world through soft exports like the media impacts how we are perceived. Why is it so difficult for us to understand that the negative images we see of ourselves also impact … us?

“…the system we live in is designed to kill us, regardless of how we’re surviving and navigating within it.” ~ Ashleigh Shackelford

Inhale Seeing, Exhale Negative Stereotypes…
Inhale Believing, Exhale Self-Hate…
Inhale Being, Exhale Self-Sabotage…
Just Breathe

#JustBreathe
#Representation

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Self-Care

Self-sacrifice is a concept that is reinforced so strongly that women, in particular, sometimes give from a place of lack. Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Goddesses Never Age, uses the imagery of the nursing mother to encourage women to take care of themselves. She points out that a nursing mother who hasn’t slept or eaten properly is less likely to be able to produce milk.

I shared the wisdom with a group of women and one woman expanded the vision to include the expectations that sometimes accompany our giving, especially when we’re giving from a space of lack or depletion…
Giving from a place of lack is like breast-feeding your child and expecting a thank you.” ~ Clarissa Lester Kenty

Inhale Self-Awareness, Exhale Other Focused …
Inhale Self-Esteem, Exhale Self-Sabotage …
Inhale Self-Care, Exhale Neglect …
Just Breathe…

#JustBreathe

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