beauty, Lifestyle

White Guilt and The Perceived Revival of Black Beauty Brands

In light of the recent atrocities facing the Black community, including but not limited to the murder of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and most recently Marcellus Stinnett, and also the closing of over 41% of Black-owned businesses, there has been a recent surge in support for Black-owned businesses, especially Black-owned beauty businesses. The popular retail […]

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What is Ayurveda? Breaking Down the Sacred Life

The topic of ‘Ayurveda’ has always left me with a myriad of questions. I used to hear ‘Pitta’ and ‘Kapha’ tossed around casually at gatherings with friends or a community yoga class with no real tangible explanation attached. Like horoscopes, it seemed definitive but also residing on a spectrum based on personal interpretations of each […]

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Momotaro Apotheca is Redefining the Sexual Health Care Game

Momotaro Apotheca is changing the way we talk about sex. Founder Lindsay Wynn created a pH balanced vaginal care brand that is redefining sexual health care and sex education to remove stigma and challenge the patriarchy. Momotaro was birthed from personal experiences and aims to safely support the vagina’s natural ability to relieve symptoms associated […]

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What is Vegan Alcohol and Should I Be Drinking It?

You’ve seen the drink responsibly tagline, but is it time to drink socially responsibly? Many bars and restaurants may be closed around the country, but that hasn’t stopped us from wanting our glass (or two) of wine. In fact, alcohol sales are soaring amidst the global pandemic. As we continue to enjoy our favorite cocktails […]

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How Grey’s Anatomy Helps Me Cope with Gender Dysphoria

Writer Jam Bridgett shares their experiences in dealing with gender dysphoria and how watching Grey’s Anatomy helped them explore their need for top surgery, and the aftermath of being cared for and healing. I first saw an episode of Grey’s Anatomy at some point in high school. Then, I watched in disgust as much as […]

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Mented Cosmetics Is the WOC Beauty Standard

Mented Cosmetics is one of the top upscale beauty brands for women of color, and for good reason. If you look at any list of Black-owned beauty companies, you will most definitely see their name. The focus of Mented Cosmetics is to create subtle and natural makeup looks for women of color by offering a […]

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