Short answer: No.

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“There is no such thing as a “safe space”

We exist in the real world

We all carry scars and we all have caused wounds.”


In honor of September Hunger Action Month


Feed yourself.

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A belief grounded in established truths

Shark tank episode 25, season 12

stop overanalyzing and overcome your fear and insecurity.


Those scratches and bruises from falls eventually heal. I promise.

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Relationships should help ease stress, not be a source of stress

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And a few phrases that may help next time someone tries to exoticize you or your language.


Self-compassion can be taught in the wellness and mental health industry, but it’s not something you can buy.

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Someone may be unkind to me today but it’s not going to be me.


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Zara holds a BA in Political Science/International Affairs. She’s passionate about destigmatizing mental health and empowering women, Latinos, & POC to lead.

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