ABOUT

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.

Mission Statement

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Photographer: Cristin Goss (Pittsburgh, Pa)

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.

Vision

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?

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Photographer: Sara Lacroix (Pittsburgh, Pa)

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.

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76 thoughts on “ABOUT

    1. LOL! You speak truth. I didn’t listen to the minor advice I was given. It took years for me to get it…so many errors, but we are stronger now and we can educate the younger generations. Thank you sharing and following!!

    1. Thank you sooo much for taking in the time!!!!! Lol. Well i am so glad you found it now! I’m sure our life experiences are similar!!!!!! I’m almost positive. I am alwAys here!

    1. Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying to advocate for all women. It is so important to me to uplift women, reach out to them, and build their confidence, my own included!!!!!

    1. I just did check out your page…you will see my comments soon. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you sooooo much for the kind words! Keep in touch with me. I have so many questions about apple cider vinegar…you will see shortly LOL

  1. Hello! I’m also a new blogger and found your post on first Friday! I love your concept and cannot wait to see more – as a fellow lady trying to make it through this world too, I hope to learn from you!

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  3. Thanks so much for the Follow! I love the theme of your blog and what you are doing. Too many women don’t feel like they have someone to really go to for advice. Love it! xo

  4. This is such an amazing and relatable post! On a personal account, even I wish I had a mentor to guide me through some of the difficult situations. But, hey, let’s be optimistic. Those problems made us who we are, a better human striving towards a better tomorrow. 😊

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