Honor the Roots of Self-Care

February 8, 2021

Three abstract drawings of Black individuals, including one in a wheelchair, hold signs that together read "Honor the Roots of Self-Care"

The phrase “self-care” is very popular these days, but where did this term originate? This article explores the history of self-care in the healthcare system and the Black Panthers as part of “community care.” Self-care has evolved to include taking care of individuals who are engaged in activism. This article also has questions for deepening your understanding of how you can bring self-care into your life today.