"If we let ourselves be caught up in the discussion of self-care we are missing the whole point of Healing Justice (HJ) work...We need to move the self-care conversation into community care. We need to move the conversation from individual to collective. From independent to interdependent. Too often self-care in our organizational cultures gets translated to our individual responsibility to leave work early, go home- alone- and go take a bath, go to the gym, eat some food and go to sleep. So we do all of that “self-care” to return to organizational cultures where we reproduce the systems we are trying to break... Self-care, as it is framed now, leaves us in danger of being isolated in our struggle and our healing. Isolation of yet another person, another injustice, is a notch in the belt of Oppression. A liberatory care practice is one in which we move beyond self-care into caring for each other. You shouldn’t have to do this alone."

Yashna Maya Padamsee, “Communities of Care, Organizations for Liberation" (2011).