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Aziz Discusses Origins of Self-Care Industry in Black Power Movement

Aziz Discusses Origins of Self-Care Industry in Black Power Movement

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Maryam Aziz, Richards Center and Africana Research Center postdoctoral Fellow in African American history, recently discussed the origins of the contemporary self-care industry in an interview with Teen Vogue magazine. Dr. Aziz noted that women in the Black Power movement popularized self-care techniques like good nutrition, movement exercises (such as yoga and martial arts), and meditation as important means of self-care during the Civil Rights movement. Their emphasis on preserving physical and mental wellness has profoundly influenced today’s multi-billion dollar self-care industry. You can read Aziz’s interview here.

Maryam Aziz