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Mielle Organics

Hello readers, had any bad hair days lately? Well let me tell you about Mielle! Started by Monique Rodriguez in 2014, Mielle Organics focuses on healthier ingredients for healthier hair. The former nurse says she wanted to utilize her background to help others make better choices. It’s not just the food we eat, but it’s also the products that we use on our skin. That’s … Continue reading Mielle Organics

Blogger Bills: Happy Pride Month!

Hi followers, are you celebrating this month? We’re in the middle of LGBT Pride Month, a time in particular for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans community to celebrate diverse sexual orientations and genders. June was chosen to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots which is said to have sparked LGBT activism in the United States. While there is certainly time and cause for cheer, we’d be … Continue reading Blogger Bills: Happy Pride Month!

Is My Mom Not Economically Anxious?

Following the US 2016 election which gave us President Trump, there seemed to be a frenzy of reporters clamoring to share his supporters’ stories. Sam Bee and Full Frontal beat me at covering this biased narrative of poor, rural whites voting out of “economic anxiety.” Bee also brought up the point that– wait for it– “working class” is not synonymous with white! At first I … Continue reading Is My Mom Not Economically Anxious?

Whitewashing Feminism

Hello readers, are you keeping dry? One thing I’ve noticed bloggers/influencers painted as (and I can’t say I haven’t thought it myself) is vapid or at least not utilizing any massive platform for action more meaningful. It’s understandable– many blog for business and wouldn’t want to alienate any potential customers. So it’s refreshing and inspiring to see women who haven’t or don’t usually talk about … Continue reading Whitewashing Feminism

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Shop Latinx Wishlist!

So I was originally going to blog about prison labor and companies to avoid, but since writing my Beauty Bakerie post, I’ve been reminded that there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism (hard to trace every factor of a product) and trickle-down economics don’t work. Furthermore, the companies benefiting from what’s being called slavery are the usual suspects like Walmart which may be difficult for poor … Continue reading Shop Latinx Wishlist!

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Incarcerated Illinois

The holidays are upon us which means for some of us– myself included– will be complaining about incoming in-laws or other unsavory relations. While some complaints may be valid and not to be patronizing, but perhaps we can deal by considering people who will have to go through a little more to see their families. I just happen to see @prisonculture‘s tweets sharing groups’ Amazon wish … Continue reading Incarcerated Illinois

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Beauty Bakerie

Have you heard of Beauty Bakerie? Perhaps you have seen their AMAZING Lip Whips on social media. #WhatSmudge!!! View this post on Instagram Hi Sugar Babies! Meet Versailles' Cousins! We are SOOOOO excited to welcome them to the family! You guys asked for it and we DELIVERED FOUR!! From wrist to arm: Honey, Bubblegum Crisis, I like to Chai Chai and Syruptitious🍬🍨🍦🍰🍡🍥🍯🍑 Indulge NOW on … Continue reading Beauty Bakerie

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Where to Invade Next

As I mentioned in my last post, we recently celebrated my dad’s birthday, and one of my gifts to him was Michael Moore’s latest documentary Where to Invade Next. In it, Moore presents a fictionalized meeting between him and U.S. military heads where they ask him for help after 70 years of losing wars. He decides to “invade” countries and take what we need from them. These nations … Continue reading Where to Invade Next