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Community Care is More Than a GoFundMe

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Community care is not a new concept in the Disability Community or collectivist cultures and has been written about at great length. Community care goes beyond the self-care concept in which the onus of care is placed on the individual person, whereas community care means that the community leverages their privilege and resources to provide support for an individual, family, marginalized group, etc. Here is the thing, community care is not a replacement for self-care, but an addition to self-care. Likewise, community care can supplement self-care when the latter is impracticable. Continue reading “Community Care is More Than a GoFundMe”