Hey hey beautiful people. I am Ta’lor L. Pinkston, and I created The Heart Advocate to help individuals choose self-love as a coping skill for mental health concerns and healing. I am a Self-love Activist, Speaker and Therapist who is dedicated to your heart.
In 2015 I found out I was pregnant with my daughter and for 9 months I struggled with depression. At the time, I had just received my Master’s in Social Work and was planning to be Therapist, but instead I was living in a one-bedroom apartment, low-income, unmarried, in a toxic relationship and I was fired from my employer while on an unpaid maternity leave.
I lost my value, my mental health was declining, and so was my self-worth.
I hated myself for bringing my daughter into a world that I did not prepare to have her in but when she was born, I was reminded of my strength. During the first year of her life, I knew that I was putting more effort into my relationship than I was putting into myself and I was done with my own bullshit.
I was settling for less than what my heart + soul desires, I was not staying true to myself and my relationships felt toxic and draining. For the first time, I admitted to myself that I did not fully love myself and I wanted that to change. I did a google search for self-love and found the Path of Self-love school and in 2017 I received my certification in the Foundations of Self-love.
Self-love changed my life and I am an advocate for the power of practicing this Heart Work. And now, I want to help you to never settle, to only have loving and respectful relationships, and to stay true to yourself.
To support individuals (including transgender and non-binary) defy fear, self-doubt, insecurity, shame, and guilt + blame by choosing self-love as a coping skill for mental health and Healing Over Everything.
For every individual to know their self-worth and become a Heart Advocate.
self-love has taught me …
to trust, empower, and respect myself by advocating for what I need and desire. Self-love is about choosing to accept, celebrate, take care of, and be compassionate with yourself; to honor, speak up for self, and to be honest about who you are and who you are not. Will you make the commitment to Become a Heart Advocate?
I am Safe-Space for your heart
If you are not a bigot, hyper masculine, or anti-black, anti-lgbtqia+ The Heart Advocate is here for you. If you are:
- struggling with a transition
- having difficulty in your relationships
- not as confident as you would like to be
- struggling to accept your body or feel like you don’t fit in to the standard of beauty
- battling with anxiety or depression
- fighting for equality + equity and intersection acceptance and feel overwhelmed
- transgender and haven’t felt accepted by professionals
- struggling with singleness
- going through a break up or divorce
- a creative or entrepreneur battling with feeling like you are never doing enough
I am here for your heart.
The Heart Advocate is dedicated to my daughter, Xael Ahni Jordan. You are the reason why I remembered my self-worth and stopped neglecting myself.