Lauryn Bianco, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Visible Magazine.
“I’m not the only one sheltering in a self-care bubble. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to proliferate throughout American life, we have seen a ramp-up of articles, ads and videos about self-care. True, isolation is inconvenient, difficult and sometimes, downright dangerous. The problem is that self-care strategies in their original intention are meant for those who actually need it – not for bored, left-leaning white women like me.”