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 spreading the message of self-love and how to choose it as a coping skill for mental health and healing.

In 2015, I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. 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, I was fired from my employer while on an unpaid maternity leave, and was struggling with prenatal depression. I lost myself; my mental health was declining and so was my self-worth.

Photographer: Leeann K Photography

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 value.

For the first time, I admitted to myself that my choices reflected a lack of self-love and that I wanted to learn how to truly love myself. I started a blog and became more active on social media talking about my experiences and my self-love journey.

Self-love was a buzz word at that time and I but it seemed commercial and surface at times. In search for a more in-depth understanding of what self-love meant, I did a google search for self-love and found Christine Arylo, the founder of the Path of Self-love school and my life changed.

In 2017 and received my certification in the Foundations of Self-love and although everything I was taught was to benefit me and my own self-love journey, I wanted to spread the message of self-love and how to choose it as a coping skill for mental health and healing support.

Photographer: Sara Lacroix (Pittsburgh, Pa)

what self-love has taught me …

Self-love is about choosing to be honest with yourself about who you are and who you are not. Choosing to accept yourself, be compassionate with yourself, and take care of your mind, body, and soul.

I have learned to express myself and not hold things in, to never settle for unhealthy relationships and how to set boundaries. Honoring my body with my choices and making self-love choices. This is what I live and what I teach. I am dedicated to taking self-love with me everywhere I go and I believe in how The Path of Self-love spreads the medicine of self-love.

Since receiving my certification in self-love, I have helped over 2,000+ people become their own Heart Advocate in my Self-love Sessions, programs, and workshops. They have chosen to never settle, have respectful relationships, and to choose themselves no matter what, and I want to help you too. Will you make the commitment to Become a Heart Advocate?

Mission Statement

To help individuals choose self-love as a coping skill for mental health and healing in difficult and stressful situations.


For every individual to know their self-worth and reduce their depression and anxiety symptoms with self-love.

The Heart Advocate is a black owned business and believes in equity for every race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. We are 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

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. I love you little one and I hope you always remember to love yourself.

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    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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  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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    1. Thank you so much for considering me Aqsa!!!! I feel so honored! You have no idea how much this means to me! I will Che out your page immediately!

  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. 😊

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