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minimize your waste at the grocery store

minimize your waste at the grocery store

in 2014, my first year practicing a zero waste lifestyle, i wrote about how to go grocery shopping as a zero waster. check out the original post. not all grocery stores have a bulk section, which is mostly an issue of affluence, privilege, and class. considering us without access to a grocery store with a bulk section (myself included!)  i'm going to explain how to minimize waste while shopping at a bulk-less (or bulk!) grocery store.  ONE, bring your own bags! lol yall knew that was going to be tip number one. bring large bags for all your groceries, and even smaller ones for...

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pad party on mlk day (jan 21)

pad party on mlk day (jan 21)

  reusable pads are an economical, environmental, health and comfortable alternative to disposable menstrual products. during the workshop people that bleed have a chance to make a reusable pad, either regular sized or XL. making reusable pads accessible for all! this is a special KANG edition of the pad party where guests will also have a chance to write letters to incarcerated kinfolk, utilize atlanta's alternative economic model- MA'AT (metro atlan'a time bank), and enjoy a bowl of soup!guests are encouraged to bring snacks and wine, and come ready to talk about flow, herbal remedies, favorite R&B songs and such....

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womanism is environmentalism

womanism is environmentalism

i never intended to get into the menstrual wellness game, however, the way this zero-waste-green-eco-tree-hugging-bulk-shopping-life is set up it was natural for me to fit right in. womanism is environmentalism, so every time i bring a reusable bag or normalize menstrual cycle i'm doing it for both black women and the earth (the feminine/creator energy). our womb health is a indicator of the earth health. notice how womb trauma like uterine fibroid and endometrial polyps is becoming more common at the same time the planet has seen it's hottest years, most polluted waters, and increased extreme events. it's not like...

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reusable menstrual pad pattern debuts

reusable menstrual pad pattern debuts

participating at @blackmomsblog's period party was a perfect way to kick off my first week of 2019. in preparation for the event, i finally made a reusable pad pattern that will be offered digitally on my website and in person at events. yay! during the period party, i was told that middle schoolers (IN ATLANTA!) are using toilet paper to stop leakage because they can't afford pads. and most of us are familiar with young women globally being denied opportunities because of their cycles. reusable pads are: ONE, liberating because they allow the user to renew their relationship with their cycle. ...

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two ingredient house cleaner

two ingredient house cleaner

with momma’s looking at products with more scrutiny and the rise of self awareness, cleaners with toxic chemicals are becoming a thing of the past. i use vinegar to clean everything! the acidic smell is an indicator of ‘clean’ much like others may feel about the notorious bleach scent. i made a citrus juice blend and was left with a variety of citrus rinds in need of a new life. instead of composting the rinds, i tossed them into a jar with white vinegar and in a month, i will have a citrus scented cleaner. here’s the tips: use a...

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