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Stretching Self-Care

Part of Movember’s Rooted & Rising series featuring digital content creators committed to inspire young Black men to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Stretching Self-Care with Vaughn Dabney

As men, self-care has been taught to be an afterthought, especially in the Black community. I am using my platform and voice to share what self-care looks like to me. I’m sharing in hopes to inspire other Black men to explore self-care activities (not just physical) that help manage stressors and health.

Vaughn Dabney, Rooted & Rising

About Vaughn Dabney

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Vaughn Dabney is a best-selling author and so ware engineer of 14 years. Vaughn has made recent headlines by living in a tiny home he built inside a delivery truck. His home, which is powered by solar panels and includes a kitchen, full bathroom, and a Murphy bed, has been featured on NBC’s “Today Show” and “Open House”. Vaughn’s latest company, Unoma Haus was launched in September 2020 which designs and builds high-quality, solar-powered van conversions for people to rent and live in. The company’s focus is on community and building cities and hubs based on regenerative building, experiential living, and the human connection.

About the Series

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Rooted & Rising is a collective of digital entrepreneurs who have joined forces to create self-care videos and tips that address the mental and physical well-being challenges that are relevant to young black men, and to inspire them to live happier, healthier, longer lives.

Special thanks to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the generous support of the stipends granted to our 2021 Rooted & Rising participants.

Related Series & Films is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988. The service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.