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I Can’t Afford Your Wellness, but My Self-Care Is Good Enough

Being healthy shouldn’t feel financially out of reach

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I’I’ve always known it was important to be “healthy.” But for much of my life, I didn’t know how to get there.

Growing up in the South, “health” was most often framed around spiritual wellness. As far as my elders were concerned, as long as there…




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