This week marks the “offish” opening of the holiday season in the US. American Thanksgiving is coming in hot and aside from the holiday itself being a celebration of White Supremacy (yah I said it), getting together with fam and friends can also mean keeping close quarters with Aunt Regina the Racist. Here are my suggested offerings for taking care of you, giving thanks AND calling out racist shit…
In the wake of the US midterm elections we’ve once again seen white womxn choosing race over gender. The time to follow those who are most marginalized and oppressed by racist patriarchy has come. The to follow Black + Indigenous womxn to bring about racial justice, is NOW. This article explains why, and what White womxn can do to support.
It is my deepest honour to share this Wild Mystic Woman podcast episode where I get to chat with one of my absolute favourite humans, the one + only miss Layla Saad, a renowned writer and healer helping us all decenter the white gaze.
I am so excited to introduce you to Kait Hurley and her Move + Meditate method. Kait is a client, friend and fucking REAL one. We combined forces to bring you this Deep Inner Strength + Visualization Breathwork class so you can sweat out whatever isn't serving and fill yourself back up with calming food for the soul
Today marks the 2nd anniversary of my mother’s death. There have been 730 days since she left this Earth and in that time I’ve experienced twice the number of emotions. Relief, despair, grief, sadness, anger, hope, joy, transcendence, acceptance – the full spectrum...
In the wake of Charlottesville I felt compelled to write an open letter to well-intentioned White folks about how White guilt and grief perpetuates racism. The truth is that shit ain’t really gonna change unless and until ALL folks, especially those who have been directly or indirectly at the helm of oppression, are willing to truly do the work. Not just today, or tomorrow, but every single day for the rest of our lives.
This week we speak with Julia Santana Parrilla who shares her experience of loss and grief surrounding abortion - an important and fundamental right. Through her project "so...I had an abortion" Julia helps to destigmatize abortions and the shame and fear around them through the art of storytelling. We hope Julia's story will help shed love and light on the topic for women (and humans) everywhere.
As we enter Spring, the daylight (finally) begins to last longer. Let this speak like an epic reminder that light is coming back to Earth. In times of losing faith, remind yourself that it can be restored—light is coming! Read on for your full Spring Equinox horoscopes by Tara Chloe Dusanj of What's Your Birthday, complete with astrological insight for moving through life and loss for each sign.
In honour of March 8th, International Women's Day, I wanted to share my experience as a Black feminist. A true understanding of intersectionality and its important is rare in the current women's movement and that makes being Black and feminist really fucking hard. In fact, to be Black and female is to be in a state of constant grief...
Music is a killer arsenal in combatting whatever shitty shit you're feeling and I've gone straight to the best to compile the ultimate playlist for sad times. DJ El Rizzy's special loss&found playlist is precisely what you need to help you feel all the feels and get you through this day, week, month, life.
This is one of the most important nuggets of advice that I give out. I learned the hard way what it feels like to have people shit the bed on this, and it sucks, to say the least. Time and time again I get asked “My boyfriend/girlfriend/bestie/bro/sis/mom/dad/whoever is grieving, what the fuck can I do!?”
The answer is – a lot. So let's help you help those you love shall we?
After my mom’s passing, my sugar frenzy reached new limits – bags of kettlecorn and boxes of donuts simply vanished in my presence. Sadness left me with incredible lows and oftentimes my only hope for relief was that of a sugar high. But, upon ringing in the New Year, I, along with nearly every other young woman on Instagram, pledged it was about fucking time to cut the crap! Enter, the cleanse.
The first loss(t) convos of 2017 features 28 year old Giulia Halkier, life coach, Lululemon leader and spin instructor. Giulia shares her powerful story of losing herself suffering from depression and anxiety, and her advice to all those facing something similar. Thanks to Giulia for kicking us off for the New Year!
I don't know about you, but for many folks 2016 was one hell of a year...and I don't mean that in a "fuck yah, rock on!" kinda way. So, how can we harness this fresh energy and move into a space of love and light for ourselves and the world? Make. A. Fucking. Vision. Find out how here...
This is a piece I wrote for the amazing digital magazine The Unmistakeable Effect (erryone check that shit out cuz its fuego!). This issue was all about Making The Damn Space - a perfect topic for this time of year. Naturally, I wanted to share how and why we need to face our loss, and grief, so we can let it the eff go. Ain't nobody wanna be carrying that ish into 2017.
Today is American Thanksgiving. A day to be with those you love and reflect on all that you are thankful for. But, what if you're not feeling all that thankful? Loss and grief can make gratitude tough, but it is still possible to give thanks.
On Remembrance Day I am oh so grateful to all the men and women who have fought for me to live in a country where my rights are protected, but I also think its an opportunity to remember all those whom we have lost.
Last week marked the one year anniversary of my mom's death. Having just gone through the experience of celebrating the day and as it would happen, her life, I felt it only right to share. So, here she be.
The holidays can be tough no matter what your personal circumstances, but particularly when you're dealing with loss. In order to help make this Thanksgiving as great as it can be, I'm thinkin' up a masta plan. Below is how I plan on getting through the holiday weekend...