Self-care: how a radical feminist idea was stripped of politics for the mass market
Aug 30, 2019
The Guardian recently published an article titled, “Self-care: how a radical feminist idea was stripped of politics for the mass market” by Andre Spicer. The article explores the origins of the concept of self-care and how the idea has transformed into a commonly used term which radiates social media, and has been commodified for the mass market.
As workers in the human services sector it is a phrase we commonly refer to, but what does self care actually mean for us in our day-to-day lives? Is it just about squeezing in another yoga session, or is it about changing the system that we work in which creates so much stress and pressure.
It might be worth taking a moment to reflect on the concept and what it means for you.