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MY ELECTRIC BIKE
Sometimes when I wrap a little bit earlier, I’ll go ride near water so I can have that release. And since it’s electric, I don’t have to go up the hills.
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GETTING MY HANDS DIRTY
I can garden for hours and be so happy. I’ll have a glass of wine sitting beside me and replant my plants or garden. I’m obsessed.
MeSmile How a rescue dog and charity work keep Batwoman ’s Javicia Leslie down to earth BY YOLANDA CROUS
JUDAH, MY DOG I originally adopted him so he’d be my
companion, but I’ve learned that I’m also his companion. To have him need me and me need him, it’s a really good distraction.
HOME I love my house, and I’m specific about the energy.
I sage all the time, and I pick pieces that make me feel happy and connected. Quarantine taught us that not everyone has a safe space—so having my own safe
MY MANTRA “It’s OK to say no.” I’m a people pleaser, so I needed something to allowme to feel like I’m not wrong for choosing my sleep or choosing my health. I’m learning it’s completely OK to say no.
space is important to me.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE I have a nonprofit called the Chandler Foundation for children. Last year we did a backpack drive in my hometown in Washington, D.C., where you could also get your hair cut or braided—all the things you need to start school off in a strong way.
BATWOMAN I’m grateful that this character is opening a door for more representation in the comic book world. And I’m grateful personally, because I’ve never had an opportunity that fits every part of who I am [like this one does]. I love to go to work. It’s so much fun.
BATWOMAN airsWednesdays at 9p.m. ET/PT starting October 13 on The CW.
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