Hey hey beautiful people. I am Ta’lor L. Pinkston, the founder and creator of The Heart Advocate. I am a Self-love Therapist and Activist 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 become 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 myself; my mental health was declining and so was my self-worth.

At that time, 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, while fighting for my relationship and battling my depression and anxiety, I knew that I was putting more effort into my relationship than I was putting into myself. I was settling for less than what my heart desired. I was not staying true to myself.

For the first time, I admitted to myself that I did not fully love myself. I started a blog after my therapist (at the time) told me to write again. When I entered the blogging world., I saw so many amazing bloggers talking about self-love, but I didn’t understand what that word truly meant. I did a google search for self-love and found Christine Arylo, the founder of the Path of Self-love school and in 2017 and received my certification in the Foundations of Self-love.

what self-love has taught me …

Practicing and choosing self-love has changed my life. Now, I am an advocate for the power of practicing this Heart Work and I have helped over 50 people in my program and self-love therapy learn to never settle, have only loving and respectful relationships, and to choose themselves no matter what, and I want to help you too.

Self-love is about choosing to accept, celebrate, take care of, and be compassionate with yourself; to honor, speak up for self, and 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: Cristin Goss (Pittsburgh, Pa)

Mission Statement

To support individuals with defying perfection, challenge their inner-bullies, and building self-worth by choosing self-love as a coping skill for mental health and healing.


For every individual to know their self-worth and become a Heart Advocate.

Photographer: Sara Lacroix (Pittsburgh, Pa)

I am Safe-Space for your heart

The Heart Advocate self-love therapy and program is for those who embrace all humans as equal; acceptance of all races, genders, religions, and sexual orientations is a value I carry with me in every session as pro-black, pro-lgbtqia+, and pro-womxn. 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 intersectional acceptance and feel overwhelmed
  • LGBTQIA+ and haven’t felt accepted or seen by mental health professionals
  • struggling with singleness and/or feeling lonely
  • going through a break up or divorce
  • a creative or entrepreneur battling with feeling like you are never doing enough

the heart advocate is 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.


    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!!!!!

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  4. 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

  5. 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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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