Self-Care Is For UX

Nurturing our own values and needs will help us understand and serve our users

Illustration: Deb Lee

Self-Care is for UX

If UX is all about empathy and caring about users, why don’t we care for ourselves the same way?

Illustration: Deb Lee


There are times when our work impacts us deeply — sometimes in ways we neither acknowledge nor understand.

Illustration: Deb Lee
  • You like helping people and are fascinated with human behavior.
  • You’re curious about how people interact with each other, their experiences, and the ecosystems…

Self-Care is for UX

A conversation about the personal risks of working in the design industry is long overdue

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“You often feel tired, not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little of what sparks a light in you.” — Unknown

For Designers, Researchers, Engineers, PMs and the Like

Source: Universal Pictures (Get Out, 2017)

The Achilles Heel of the UX Research Industry

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“It’s funny — women can’t talk. I sometimes wish I were African American because people don’t bash them afterward…It’s the hardest to be a woman. Feminists is something people hate above all…

Vivianne Castillo

UX Researcher. Humanity in Tech Advocate-Warrior. Founder of HmntyCntrd ( Choosing courage over comfort.

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