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In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr & Mrs. Coretta Scott King

In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr & Mrs. Coretta Scott King

I would be remiss to let today pass without speaking on the great Reverend. There is a particular quote that I hold close on my heart because I feel like he wrote these words for someone like me- a cis-gendered white woman. "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people." My Commitments to Act: Amplify Black voices Support Black-owned brands at Apothespa Support Black-owned businesses locally Call out aggressions, both micro and macro that I see ...

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The Gross List: Fear-Mongering In The Beauty Space

The Gross List: Fear-Mongering In The Beauty Space

I'm going to take a deep dive into a topic that I think really needs to be addressed sooner rather than later in the beauty and wellness space. I'm not sure what happened around 2012 or so, but how did we end up in a world where fear was at the forefront of our buying decisions for beauty & wellness products? Oh that's right! When marketers realized they could capitalize on it. Welcome to the Clean Beauty Revolution! *barf* Here's the deal. I have been in the beauty industry since 1998. I have worked for, with, and been a customer...

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starting fresh, like reeeeeally fresh

starting fresh, like reeeeeally fresh

so I began my first business IG in 2015 and have built it up over the years, in areas i have lived in, building local followers attached to those locales. well now that we are in boston, followers in boise idaho aren't necessarily into supporting a company all the way across the country. i built up my following to over 12 thousand followers and i just deleted it today. thousands of followers don't mean anything if they don't vibe with what you're currently up to. and frankly, having no real engagement anymore kinda gets you in your feels. so out...

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i came here to do two things: kick ass and chew bubble gum

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i came here to do two things: kick ass and chew bubble gum

i have a knack for starting companies during global economic catastrophes. my first business was started during the great recession of 2008. which, looking back wasn't all that great compared to what we are dealing with now. my second, during the tech-boom crisis in seattle in 2017. my third in idaho in a depressed area. and now my fourth during 2020's dumpster fire. i'm either a masochist or i'm addicted to the power of potential, i'm gonna go for the latter on this one. one thing remains the same since 2008: i believe wholeheartedly in the power green, of women,...

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intersectional & identity gps for dummies

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intersectional  & identity gps for dummies

i think intersectionality is confusing for a lot of people and so i would like to share with you some stuff about it so you don't feel lost when you hear it in conversations. i like to explain to people that intersectionality is like your gps location on your identity map. for instance here is my gps: cis-gendered woman. fat. lgbtqa. white. feminist. socialist. environmentalist. those are all my cross-streets. those are all the pin point locations of identity and how i move throughout the world. and how others see and interact with me. some i was born with. some...

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