Wellness

How I (FINALLY) cleared my skin! // Clean, cruelty-free skincare routine for hormonal & fungal acne

How I (FINALLY) cleared my skin! // Clean, cruelty-free skincare routine for hormonal & fungal acne

Those of you who have been with me for a long time (thank you so much btw!!!) know that I’ve struggled with my skin pretty much since I started this blog. After many trials and tribulations, I’m happy to present to you the fruit of all my skincare labors!

Winter 2019 Eco & Ethical Edit

Winter 2019 Eco & Ethical Edit

Winter is all fun and games until after New Year’s when all the festivities are over and the only thing to look forward to are more rain, numb toes, and chapped lips.

That being said, wintertime is the best time to slow down and cozy up with that book you kept saying you’d read and that knitting project you forgot about amid the holiday rush. Here are some things this winter that sparked joy for me; enjoy!

Cultivating self love and care / what I’ve learned from Black feminists and social justice

Cultivating self love and care / what I’ve learned from Black feminists and social justice

Happy Valentine’s Day! Amid all the hubbub about romantic love, I want to talk about one of the most important, yet neglected loves of our lives: self love.

People have been talking about self love and self care a lot lately, and much like the growing popularity of progressive movements like feminism, it’s been a mixed bag. On one hand, loving and caring for ourselves is so, so important and these discussions have brought issues of mental health to the forefront. On the other hand, I’ve seen “self love” misused as a marketing ploy to get consumers to “treat yourself,” often completely missing the radical and political roots of self love and care.

I want to take a closer, more critical look at the concepts of self love and self care, and how we can incorporate loving and caring practices into our own lives.

Good for the earth, good for your vagina: A sustainable menstrual hygiene guide

Good for the earth, good for your vagina: A sustainable menstrual hygiene guide

Traditional menstrual products are often full of toxins, not to mention huge contributors to landfill waste. Luckily, there are tons of sustainable, toxin-free alternatives. Turns out that what’s good for the environment is also good for your vagina!

Happy six months! (with my IUD) // Part 3

Happy six months! (with my IUD) // Part 3

As promised, I’m checking in six months after getting my Mirena. This is the third part of my IUD series. Read part one, about the procedure, and part two, about the initial side effects.

learning to love my body: a lifetime work-in-progress

learning to love my body: a lifetime work-in-progress

I’m sharing the story of my relationship with my body, and what has helped me love being in my own skin, in hopes that this will resonate with some of you and that we can support each other in our own journeys towards body peace.

DEFEATING hormonal acne 101

DEFEATING hormonal acne 101

I went off the birth control pill and got a hormonal IUD (Mirena) in early January (read more about the procedure and the side effects). And WOW, did my skin take me through a pimply and emotional rollercoaster.

The IUD side effects doctors won’t tell you about // Part 2

The IUD side effects doctors won’t tell you about // Part 2

This is part two of my IUD series, about the weird side effects I’ve gotten from sticking a hormone-carrying foreign object into my body.

Everything you wanted to know about getting an IUD // Part 1

Everything you wanted to know about getting an IUD // Part 1

This is the first of a multi-post series on my love-hate relationship with my IUD. Getting something inserted into your body is kind of scary, so I’m hoping to demystify the process and give you as much info as possible if you are considering getting one, too!