It’s officially February, and officially National Self-Esteem month! Self-love, self-worth, and mental health awareness is my thing, and with it being National Self-Esteem month, I want to celebrate a few women that go above and beyond in bringing awareness to all things self-care and self-love. In order to have a healthy self-esteem, you need to learn to master the practice of self-care. And with self-care in your routine? Honey, you can take on the world.
Meet the 15 Self-Care Bloggers You Need To Know!
Roconia – EverSoRoco + Moredinary
RoCocoa, my partner in crime in these blogging streets, provides unfiltered truths with each post she makes. They’re the perfect mix of the hard knocks of life, lessons learned, and a whole lot of bravery as she tackles topics such as depression and anxiety, sexual assault, and holding onto her happy. But it doesn’t stop there. Moredinary, her organization and movement working to raise women’s self efficacy, is nothing short of amazing. With one successful event under their belt, and one on the way next month, Moredinary is what us millennial women need to help us understand that we can have it all.
Mel – Melalamode
It took me exactly one brunch to fall in love Melanie, her personality, her story, and her energy. Then when I found out she shared the same passion for mental health awareness? I am now sticking to her, and so should you. Anyone who can admit to having anxiety, and shake the feelings of shame and self-doubt in the open, will always have a place in my heart. And well for Mel, one of the most passionate women I have ever met. She’ll be lodged there forever.
GG – All The Many Layers
GG is the big sister, the soulful big sister, of the blogosphere. She has a way of sharing a story, yet inspiring you to do better for you in the process. From her 30 Layers 30 Days challenge to her Layers of Beauty blog tour, GG has successfully formed a community where it’s safe to unravel within the open world. Not to mention, with the recent launch of her Writing the Layers workbook, she has pretty much solidified her position here in the self-care world. (It’s also a coloring book for us adults, how cool is that?!)
Brittany – My Brown Box
What started off as one of the first beauty box subscriptions for African-American women, has now turned into the wellness hub I check in on every week. Brittany has a way with developing a community of women where sharing really is caring. Trust me, I’ve let her in on a few tidbits myself simply because she’s so easy speak to! With MyBrownBox, the community inspiring women of color to manifest greatness, you receive a daily dose of self-improvement inspiration. What else is better than a community and brand encouraging you to be your greatest self!
Davia Roberts – Redefine Enough
Davia is a woman after my own heart… but maybe cooler. With Redefining Enough, she is providing women with an online space to support one another’s growth, essentially giving you the okay to experience the freedom to reveal who you really are! Head on over there for your reminder.
Siobhan – BeFree Project
If I knew of life coaches back in my college days, I would have saved all of my pennies for Siobhan. Siobhan’s BeFree Project was created to be a space for women who feel like something is missing from their lives and they want more. She’s helping us twenty-something year olds get unstuck, and for that reason alone is why we should know her!
Emari – Soul Style Beauty
They NY native both writes and vlogs about the topics some of us just can’t vocalize such as the difficulties of adulting, and one of my personal favorites, realizing your value. I think that is where Emari’s success comes from- she’s real, she’s authentic, and she isn’t afraid to be vulnerable. Not to mention, she’s one of the few beauty youtubers I follow, because emphasizes on the beauty within, and not simply the beauty we paint on.
Amber Janae – Who Is Amber Janae
Self-Love Sundays anyone? On Amber Janae’s blog, it’s the only place you’re going to get it. Amber dedicates her Sunday blog post to a bit of reflection, a few lessons learned and a good amount of tips you can grab on the way! But her other posts? They too are golden!
Ashley – Bold Brown Beautiful Series
Now we all know Ashley kicks ass over at WriteLaughDream, but did you know about the BBB Series? The mission of Bold, Brown & Beautiful is to dispel myths about brown girls, redefine perceptions and create community among brown women of all colors. With the positive images and the discussions pushing the hard to deal with topics, the BBB Series is helping women of color like me to love the skin that they’re in. How beautiful is that?
Nik – Womanhood
Creating atmospheres full of brown girl magic, “goaldigging”, and empowering a healthy sense of self-worth, is what Nik of Womanhood has achieved these past few years. During our dinner date, it was obvious that we shared a similar passion, and through her work across the internet, from caring reminders through social media, to curating and creating wellness events happening across the US, Womanhood and Nakia, have what you need.
Kiara – Meek N Modest
I stumbled upon Kiara sometime last year, and instantly knew she was one to keep up with when she explained how she learned the habits of happiness. Since then, she has developed email e-courses that combat self-depreciating thoughts and step by step posts for living a minimalist life. But most of all, she doesn’t just preach these tips and suggestions, she lives by them. Living by example, the perfect exercise.
Zoe – Dear Queens
Queendom. We all have it within us, and Z is asking you to tap into it. She encourages her readers to tap into a new level of self-love by helping to enhance their spiritual development. Dear Queens is your “spiritual guide, your sister, your friend, your counselor and your confidant”, so in short you’re never alone. Look Z up!
Ashley – Don’t Die Afraid
Ashley’s missions and brand makes my heart smile and jump for joy. Just from the name of her blog, we can already tell we have magic in the midst of us. Her blog began from a need to increase her faith in herself and the need to increase her own positivity. But now? She’s teaching use to not freeze in fear. Don’t believe me? Head to her YouTube channel and fall into awe. Just do it.
Anika – Black Girl Bliss
Anika caught my eye last last year when she announced her commitment to celebrate and maintain her mind, body, and soul through daily acts of self-care and invited us all to join her January on this #SelfCareShawty mission. With BGB’s recent launch, you can see Anika’s commitment to not only self-care, but self-care through holistic and natural routines. Not to mention, the Black Girl Bliss instagram account is the place to be for inspiration and “yassss girl,” moments.
Ashley – Temple & Riot
“Stirring up revelations and revolutions.” With a mission like this, it simply too hard to ignore! Ashley of T&R may be the only person I know that loves affirmations just as much as I do, so I’m sure you can understand my instant attraction. T&R aims to incite self-love and growth through the sharing of stories and revelations that envoke our “me too” feelings. In short, it’s the celebration of who are you, cuts, scrapes, bruises and all, all the while recognizing the beauty within it all.
Now I know I didn’t get all of them! Do you know any self-care bloggers, advocates, or organizations? Leave a comment below and share the knowledge!