How the content creator and book lover makes time for herself.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Tahirah Folk of Sincerely Tahiry creates digital bright spots with her thoughtful book reviews and recommendations, vulnerable content around her mental health, and stellar sense of style. Read on for rituals that keep her grounded and bring joy to the everyday.
My dream for the future is…
I’d love to be a civil rights attorney, a published author, an established content creator, and a successful business owner.
What is your favorite part about yourself?
I love my advocacy. Since I was a child, I’ve had a passion for standing up for people. It’s the reason I decided to study law.
How do you take time for yourself?
Whenever I’m feeling down or just need a moment, I have a dance party. I have a whole designated playlist which has everything from neo soul to hip hop to soca. Music and dancing have been a part of me since I was a child. Having these dance parties always helps me feel centered and rejuvenated.
What is your personal mantra of the moment?
“Say yes to everything.” I have a lot of anxiety about things, and my biggest fear is feeling embarrassed, so to overcome it I’ve decided to just say yes to everything. I’d rather [feel foolish] by putting myself out there than [not] experience things.
Which authors are you currently loving?
I’m a HUGE reader. I read almost every day. So far I’ve finished seven books this month, and they’re all by Black authors (which I’m so proud of). Some of the Black authors I’ve been loving are Talia Hibbert, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Tomi Adeyemi.
What does beauty look like to you?
To me, beauty is freedom. Freedom to be creative. Freedom to challenge yourself. Freedom to be yourself. Freedom to be daring and bold. Distancing yourself from beauty standards and beautifying yourself can both be powerful tools for becoming more grounded.
Who and what inspires you?
Black women. I’ve been very intentional in curating my social media feeds to center Black women. Every time I go on my phone I am surrounded by beautiful, inspiring, strong, and creative Black women who encourage me to be the most authentic version of myself.