What the Civil Rights Movement Can Teach Us About Self-care

Hundreds of thousands of people in our country and around the world are engaging in this historic moment of fundamental change. What is becoming clear, as GQ Deputy Fashion Director Nikki Ogunnaike, who took over my Instagram this week, put it, is that “dismantling racism is a lifelong marathon (not a sprint!).” This has always been the case. As Martin Luther King Jr. said in his 1957 “The Birth of a New Nation” sermon, “Freedom only comes through persistent revolt, through persistent agitation, through persistently rising up against the system of evil… It comes through hard labor and it comes

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