How to Communicate with Tattoo Artists to get Exactly What you Want

Now that I have four tattoos, I'm obviously the expert, hah! However, I've accompanied many friends and with Malcolm to get them, and I have friends who own their own tattoo shops. I'm sure to their annoyance, I asked many stupid questions. Over the years, I learned that if you don't communicate exactly what you …

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Loving My Body Through It: Please Don’t Comment on My Body

Three years into my Intuitive Eating journey (click here for the lifechanging book by Evelyn Tribole, MS and Elyse Resch, MS), I've hit a new phase, and I'm not sure what to do about it. So I write. For some background, Intuitive Eating is not a diet, it's an anti-diet. It teaches you first to …

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Dandelion Fritter Recipe

Since I listened to the Ologies podcast foraging episode, I've searched for edible foliage in my neighborhood, in forests, and on mountains. I didn't realize that I only needed to look as far as my backyard/the greenbelt next to our house. The ancient Mayans and Incas ate them raw, straight from the ground, mostly as …

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My Last Day of Therapy

I started therapy two weeks before the pandemic changed everything. After that, we had virtual sessions only. Today, I will successfully bring my therapy to an end. My therapist and I talked about the last few sessions a lot in the past six weeks. It feels like someone ripping off my security blanket. I was …

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Etsy Finds by Black Woman Owned Shops

Since the racial reckoning of last summer, I have been a lot more conscious as to where my dollars go. Now I try to research companies before I buy from them to ensure that I buy from owners from the BIPOC community, especially from Black women. I've found many Black businesses since then. Below is …

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