Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare,
— Audre Lord

For survivors of sexual violence, self-care can seem like a radical idea. Short of self-harm and substance abuse, there is no right or wrong way to care for yourself. Any and all types of self-care are valid; do not let someone tell you what self-care should look like. Your version of self-care may be watching YouTube cooking videos, or going on long hikes, or writing in your journal. Sometimes self-care might take the form of talking to your school's therapist or calling a crisis hotline. Whatever you choose, remember that you and your choices are valid.

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