Thursday, March 12, 2020
After this commercial aired Dixon received backlash from non-women of color. Who felt left out when Dixon made her statement regarding black girls. Personally, I don't think she was wrong. People and women of all colors need to be able to admire to role models who look like they do.
As a result all of Dixon's "The Honey Pot" products have been selling out. Shelves have been left empty, and even the website is sold out. Everything is on back order. Her supporters showed up and showed out.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Born May 17, 1912 in North Carolina, Mary Kenner was an African American female. She developed the sanitary belt, which had a moisture proof napkin. It actually took her 30 years to due racism. A company showed interest in her product, but was reluctant because of her race. By 1957 she was able to save up her own money to fund and patent her creation. She came up with many products, having a total of 5 patents between 1956-1957. She also invented the toilet tissue holder. She was in innovative individual with many talents and creations.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Today is national period day. While we have made some strides pertaining to our menstrual cycles. We still have a long way to go. From understanding that conditions like endometriosis or fibroids is more than just a "bad period". To hopefully one day soon stopping the tax on women sanitary items. Happy National Period Day!
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Hi loves! Today is world mental health day. If I were to be asked when I was initially diagnosed how does endometriosis affect your mental health? I would not have been able to give a complete and transparent answer. Even though I was crying daily and I couldn't even speak about it without sobbing. Endometriosis typically affects the hormones, yet oddly mines have remained stable. After every appointment I would cry badly on the ride home. Family and friends would assume things about my condition. Which only adds fuel to the fire. Especially if they don't ask, they just assume. Assuming it's your "hormones" when endometriosis affects many aspects of our lives. From our goals to day to day activities. Which can be detrimental to mental health. Causing anxiety and depression.
I experience both anxiety and depression as a result of my endometriosis. All of which I have battled years before being diagnosed surgically with stage 4 endometriosis. I began mediation, acupuncture, hypnotherapy and many other holistic forms of self-care. I began making time for myself, above all else. Later in my journey I began seeing a therapist, along with holistic practices. I fuse eastern and western practices. She helped me put a lot into perspective, and knew who were my genuine supporters. Just having her listen and guide me out of my negative self talk was healing. Throughout my healing journey, many did not want to hear what I was going through. Which led me to a deep depression. People get upset when you express whats on your mind. Which made me isolate myself.
My journey didn't just begin with food, I was also working on my mind. Which takes isolation, forgiveness, awareness, and self-love. I began to tune certain type of vibes out, and cultivate the ones that fed my soul. In this process, I had to not worry about people calling me weird or mean, for putting yourself first. Or for enjoying time alone. The same people critiquing and not understanding, have their own battles that they are still overcoming. This is a never ending process of becoming a better version of yourself. I never thought that endometriosis would led me to depression. I had to realize that I'd actually felt this way far to long. For example, on average it takes 8-10 years to get diagnosed with endometriosis. That would make anyone feel mentally exhausted and terrible. Searching for an answer or assistance for years, just to be told it's all in your head? I am still learning how to battle this sadness daily. It took years for me to understand how mental health played a role in endometriosis. I'm still learning everyday and I'm sharing my story in hopes that it will help someone to be better understood. So when you hear someone say, "check on your strong friend". Don't wait and regret it. Happy national world mental health day!
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
For the people who aren't aware, September is Pain Awareness Month. This means that this month celebrates and relates to almost every health condition there is. Pain awareness month is a great way to get the word out about how discomfort affects our day to day lives. Many of us in the #endometriosis community do this with many of our posts. I am very happy to see that other communities are doing the same. So spoonies, have you made a #painawareness post?
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
New medication approved for endometriosis. It's basically a version of lupron. Yet it's in pill form. The name is elagolix, and it's a major advancement for medical physicians and patients suffering from endometriosis. A study was conducted where participants experienced a decrease in endometriosis symptoms. Ranging from daily pain to, pelvic pain, non menstrual pain, and pain with intercourse. The elagolix company stated that it can cause a decrease in bone density. Which makes this medication very similar to lupron. Comment and let me know if you've heard of it or were apart of the study. Subscribe, so you don't miss new posts!