For many Americans, the mandate to shelter in place will end soon. But the anxiety from COVID-19 may linger in the air longer than the virus itself. During the last 55 days or so, our country has seen an increase in xenophobic violence and racist protest to prematurely re-open U.S. states.
On the other hand, Black, Brown, trans and migrant communities are providing mutual aid to meet basic necessities, such as help with rent, groceries and care taking. Per usual, our communities step up with love and resources when our government fails to do the right thing.
During this wild time, it is easy to forget our own self-care needs as many of us face the challenges of this pandemic. And so, in the spirit of mutual aid, I want to offer a self-care bath ritual for this moment.