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Take Care Of Yourself First

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BY YAZA Ghana Team

Feb 27, 2021, 05:28 PM

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There's nothing wrong with putting yourself first now and then, we know we can't pour from an empty cup but Black women aren't reared to the selfish. Is it time for that to change?

In most cases, if not all, Black women are expected to be resilient anchors in everyone's lives, forcing us to subsequently forget the lives that matter most - our own. What we've done instead of catering to ourselves, is wear constant selflessness as a badge of honour, reaching deep within ourselves to unleash a maternal and nurturing instinct that has manifested into a forced and stifling stereotype. 

Even as powerful figures in the contemporary workforce, we are quick to ensure everyone is served refreshments during a meeting, and almost always around to tidy up afterwards. We can be heard insisting, "I got it".

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