Sunday, September 21, 2014

People's Climate March: 10 Climate Issues You Should Know About

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In case you've been living under a rock, or wrapped-up in Vine compilations, the biggest climate change march the United States has ever seen is happening in New York City today.

The People's Climate March was initiated to defy the climate summit hosted by the United Nations' secretary general Ban Ki-moon. Kangs and Queenthangs from the Bronx and indigenous chiefs from the Midwest will march for better environmental policies.

In honor of the march, I wanted to share 10 climate issues you should at least be familiar with.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Fort is Featured on Carib-Flava.com!

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During Downtown Atlanta's Pop-Up series I was able to meet the charismatic Quianah Upton of Arbitrary Living. I stopped pass her antique shop on Friday, when I met another woman-on-fire Stephanie Hasham. She runs a blog Carib-flava.com and got me on camera for her 'Lime Break'  edition.

I talk about my transition into Zero Waste life, bad spending habits and why my momma' always thought I was the weird kid. Click here for the full post!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Zero Waste Feminine Products (VIDEO)

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Do you treat your cycle like that secret you're hiding from college?

Not wanting to talk about. Concealing any remnants of it's existence. Avoid the people that could bring it up. And burying it in the depths of your mind. Yea, that great big shade you cast over your body's natural behaviors is making you less of a woman and more of a 'yes man.'

STOP IT! We have become victims to the one thing that should inspire, purify and energize our bodies.
Because women 'remove' them selves from their womanly experience they fail at making the best decisions for their bodies. With that, I decided to shake my 'fears' of my natural behaviors and came up with five legitimate reasons why Zero Waste feminine products are better than disposables.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Zero Waste Hygiene/Beauty Series

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So this Zero Waste life will never be an option for you unless I break it down. Right? Right!

It really is a pleasure droppin' Zero Waste science for the people, and I've been anticipating delivering video how-tos since I first started my Zero Waste life. Earlier this year, I was trying to figure things out myself, but now I have a swing of things and want to share with you all the how-tos of the lifestyle

Over the next two months, I will be giving weekly how-tos on Zero Waste life, and we are starting in none other than the bathroom! I chose the bathroom over the kitchen because typically people wonder if I use toilet paper or disposable sanitary napkins. In due time, you will figure all of these things out!

Feel free to make requests for things you would like to see me cover in the comment section or email me at fortnegrita [at] gmaildotcom. Check out the list of things I will be covering in the upcoming weeks below.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ree, The Swing and The Chattahoochee River

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After volunteering all Saturday under the hot sun for Keep Atlanta Beautiful, I was looking forward splashing around in some chilly river water.

I was expecting to go right after my stunt with KAB, but with the day getting late, we decided to wait until Sunday.

That night I pack up Zero Waste snacks; tortilla chips, hummus, grapes, a veggie sandwich and a mason jar full of water and dreamed of wading in the water the very next day.

The weather forecast expected possible rain, but either way I would be backstroking in the Hooch, so I wasn't too bothered. I left the house around 11am to meet my friends at the North Springs Marta Station. They scooped me up and we rode to the Chattahoochee National Park in John's Creek.

Before getting out the car, I had shed my outer clothes and re-checked my book bag for everything I needed.

We walked through the trails a bit, climbing large rocks and stepping over rotted tree bark. While walking, we sung some 90s R&B favorites and picked at moss growing from the trees.