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    How to Maintain the Momentum of the Black Lives Matter Movement

    A week ago our timelines were filled with Black Lives Matter content and now it’s not. Even when our personal algorithms should be doing the opposite due to the sheer number of people still tweeting and posting and engaging with this movement. This is a way for voices to be silenced, for outraged to be contained, and to get people to move on. These social media platforms know that we are a threat to the system, we cannot let this be forgotten and there are many people who still haven’t seen justice. We need to continue to fight and as time goes on we are seeing more and more social…

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    How to Naturally Prevent & Get Rid of Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) Fast

    If you’re reading this then you may be familiar with the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections, irritation, inflammation, itching, and painful discharge. These symptoms are triggered by an overgrowth of a fungus that naturally lives in your vagina. This fungus is called ‘Candida Albicans’. Most women experience a yeast infection at least once in their lifetime. Vaginal yeast infections are also known as ‘thrush infections’. Although medically, it’s known as vaginal candidiasis. If this is your first time suffering the symptoms of a yeast infection, you’re always encouraged to visit your gynecologist to confirm you are experiencing yeast infection. But reoccurring yeast infections require a trip to the Doctor to…

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    Why You Should Bank with Black-Owned Banks & the Importance of Keeping Capital Within Black Communities

    There has never been a better opportunity to gain civil rights and social justice because of the internet. We know the Millennial and Gen Z generations are the most advanced models that there has ever been in social organizing and economic development through technology. Social media can set wildfires to a movement to effect a change in real-time, but as we tweet and post, isn’t it time we put our money where our mouth is? Since the early 1900s, many black leaders have recognized the importance of banking. In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. stated the “bank-in” movement would “begin the process of building a greater economic base…we are putting…

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    How to Properly Use & Engage with Trigger Warnings

    What are trigger warnings exactly? How can we effectively use them? In short, trigger warnings help us engage with the world more securely. As someone who is genuinely helped by these warnings and who’s mental health is better when these warnings are provided, I have some insight to give here. This is purely my perspective on why they are helpful and how to use them. Including some of the common myths surrounding the idea of trigger warnings. As there are a lot of people on the internet, specifically right-wing mouthpieces acclimatized to their provocations. It’s easy for this topic to come off politically, but trigger warnings create a safer mental…

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    Myths Surrounding Yoni Eggs & the Terrible Price of Failing Women’s Sexual Health

    Yoni is the Sanskrit word for “source,” “womb” or “vagina”. Yoni eggs can be referred to as “jade eggs”, “love eggs” or simply “vaginal eggs”. These eggs are usually made from crystals or semi-precious stones that are then carved into an egg shape.  One brand claims “it is estimated that women have been practicing with stone eggs for over 5,000 years. Empresses and concubines of the Royal Palace of China used eggs carved out of jade to access sexual power.”  However, in one 2019, study a team of researchers studied more than 5,000 jade artifacts from Chinese archeology collections to try and find any merits behind these claims. Ultimately it…

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    Tips to Remove Hyperpigmentation from Inner Thighs and Underarms

    Getting rid of hyperpigmentation on melanated skin is a long and arduous process for many. However, there are many dermatologically recommended products that can produce great results. Probably the most frequent cause of hyperpigmentation between the inner thighs and underarms is simply due to irritation. This irritation is also very commonly due to chaffing, this skin on skin contact is where the majority of problems occur with hyperpigmentation. Irritation can be caused by dry skin in the area, by tight-fitting clothing, by removing hair in these areas and by getting ingrown hairs. Such things occuring in these areas are more likely to cause even more hyperpigmentation. Other causes of hyperpigmentation…

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    Ethics Of Honey Production

    It is well known that bees will only produce honey if they have a Queen. Queen bees are often artificially inseminated, which means the honey industry kills and crushes a male bee to take out his semen and proceed to forcefully insert it into the Queen. Many Queen Bees are sold online and even sent out by mail. They are often killed or injured during transportation, however, more often than not the bee keepers receive the Queen they purchased and introduce her to her new hive.  By holding onto her legs or squeezing her thorax they proceed to amputate her wings by a process called ‘clipping’. This is so she…

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    The Natural Hair Journey

    From age 13 I started wearing my hair straight. But before that my mother always kept my hair in braids, after my wash-day the Sunday before a school week she would section, lather my hair in Luster’s Pink Moisturizing Hair Lotion, detangle and braid. I don’t remember the exact moment I decided to wear my hair straight, but I remember waking up every day at 6am to straighten out my ‘fuzzies’, if it had rained, was particularly humid or I had ran around the school playground all lunch my hair would end up ‘fuzzed out’. That’s what me and my sister would call our hair when it was returning back…

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    Is it Possible to Ethically & Responsibly Consume Under Capitalism?

    A common thread I’ve seen in political philosophy and leftist circles online is about the concern many have for how we can consume more ethically under capitalism. So this blog post is prompted by those online and IRL conversations. Let’s break it down a little further… The more I think about consumer culture, the more I think about it’s impact on us. The social, political and environmental impacts are intrinsically linked with this heritage we’ve founded in modern day consumerism. We all know that consumerism contributes to capitalism and we’ve all heard; “There’s no ethical consumption under capitalism.” being thrown around in leftist circles. But whether or not you believe…

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    Affirmations to Release Fear & Anxiety

    My journey of overcoming my fear never felt fully compelling until I stumbled upon my first discovery. Fear is our mind’s way of protecting us. Our minds are hardwired with great discernment to process what is threatening to us and coordinate a response. However many of us suffer from this biological process in excess, as though if we for one moment let our guard down our protection is no longer there and we are exposed. This is what makes our lives become debilitating and often we find we can’t, or maybe, won’t uncouple from our fears. I find myself examining mortality anytime I feel slightly sick everytime I go outside…