birth control (system) pt1

Birth control is defined as the intentional practice of preventing unwanted pregnancies typically by use of contraception. The history of birth control is tough but beautiful and diverse. Thousands of methods, ranging from inserting crocodile dung into the vagina to tying raccoon testicles to the body, have been created and implemented by women from as…

feminism failed me: a womanist manifesto

I remember sitting across from my college advisor, eager to tell him the new major I’d chosen to specialize in. “Women’s studies,” I said with the enthusiasm of a child in a toy store. I was so excited to finally learn about my womanly identity after being a Criminal Justice major, bored with the overly…

wtf is good hair?

       From as early as I can remember, society has been arguing about the varying levels of hair politics. From discussing if perming is cultural appropriation to challenging the notion that women can’t rock a light caesar, hair has always stirred up controversy especially among communities of color. One of my favorites of all…

chakras 101

         The chakras are energy centers that individually control our collective body, mind and soul’s health and wellness. Blocked chakras in our spiritual body usually lead to aches, pains, disease, mental health issues and even terminal illnesses in our physical and/or emotional body. Also, in the same way the chakras can be…

my hair is my halo

I’d been relaxing my hair for over 10 years, when on my 20th birthday I decided I wasn’t going to do it anymore. I was tired of the smelly chemicals, scabs on my head from perm burns (yes this is a thing), the long and obnoxious process and most importantly I was dying to know what…

nourish your soul, god

In this great period of spiritual evolution many are reconnecting with their higher selves without even knowing it in. We are ascending, brothers and sisters. Unsuspectingly reuniting with the spirits, unbinding our karma, seeing our past lives, releasing pain and ultimately healing from earthly traumas in order to propel our destinies. Indigos, starseeds, crystal children…

how amerikkka profits from collective black fear

People of color are being killed everyday. The statistics will tell you they’re being killed by “natural causes” such as heart attack, diabetes and stroke, although these circumstances are often caused by the lack of access to healthy foods which people in urban neighborhoods often deal with for generations at a time. Some stats will…

why our right to bear arms matters too

       The second amendment states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”         In essence this means that we have the right to own and use weapons in the United States….