WATCH MAGAZINE_October 2021_CSI:Vegas

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GRATITUDE LIST | PLAY

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BATWOMAN airsWednesdays at 9p.m. ET/PT starting October 13 on The CW.

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