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About The Book

Prioritize your wellbeing with these 150 self-care exercises designed specifically to help Black women revitalize their outlook on life, improve their mental health, eliminate stress, and self-advocate.

Between micro- and macro-aggressions at school, at work, and everywhere in between, it’s tough to prioritize physical and mental wellness as a Black woman, especially with a constant news cycle highlighting Black trauma. Now, with The Self-Care for Black Women you’ll find more than 150 exercises that will help you radically choose to put yourself first. Whether you need a quick pick-me-up in the middle of the day, you’re working through feelings of burnout, or you need to process a microaggression, this book has everything you need to feel more at peace.

You’ll find prompts like:
-Map out your feelings about a microaggression
-Make a list of your safe spaces
-Detail out an entire day dedicated to your self-care
-And more!

It’s time to put yourself first and prioritize your self-care once and for all—and this book is here to help you do just that.

About The Author

Oludara Adeeyo is a mental health therapist and author of Self-Care for Black Women and Affirmations for Black Women: A Journal. She is passionate about helping people, especially Black women, improve their overall wellness. Before becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Oludara worked as a writer and editor. She has been an associate web editor at Cosmopolitan and the managing editor at XXL. Oludara lives in Los Angeles, California.

Why We Love It

Self-Care for Black Women is so wonderful in its specificity. In a world where the self-care space is dominated by white women, even the mention of self-care without race is indirectly for white women. And there’s a big difference. The way that women of color, specifically Black women, experience misogyny and racism in tandem, can create a sense of world weariness that nags at the mind, body, and soul. It’s more important now than ever for Black women to prioritize their self-care and celebrate what they have to offer the world.”

—Leah D., Editor, on Self-Care for Black Women

Product Details

  • Publisher: Adams Media (January 11, 2022)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781507217320

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Raves and Reviews

"Whether your needs as a Black women are emotional, physical, societal, or a combination of the three, this self-care guide is for you...filled with simple ways to reclaim oneself by learning to cope with societal hatred and pressure...and how to heal as a Black woman. As a Black woman, do yourself a favor and get in tune with yourself by practicing the activities detailed in Adeeyo's self-care guide."

Black Girl Nerds

“Filled with simple ways to reclaim oneself by learning to cope...and heal as a Black woman."

Black Girl Nerds

“The perfect guide to reaffirming self-care and self-love as a daily practice!”

Off the Shelf

"This is a great introduction to self-care and mental health practices."

Boston Globe

“Beautifully written.”

Hilary’s New York Lifestyle Blog

"A practical guide with actionable tips on how to practice self-care for the mind, body, and soul."


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