October is #BreastCancerAwareness month and, whilst it may be almost over, let’s keep reminding all women and girls the importance of regularly checking their breasts. More than 5,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this month alone and around 340 men are diagnosed annually. It is so important to keep an eye (and a feel) on your boobs. Remember, any changes can also occur around your armpits and collar bones as well. The most common signs to look out for are any abnormal changes in size or shape, the presence of lumps or thickened tissue, changes in skin texture, redness or rashing around the nipple and any pain or swelling. Regular self checks could mean early detection, and it’s vital to remember that there is no shame in voicing your concerns about new or abnormal changes in your breasts. 💗 #WomanOnTop#TimeToEndBreastCancer#ELCDonates
Well, here goes. One of the traumatic experiences that contributed to my anxiety and PTSD.
Seeing a lot of women talk openly about their experiences in order for others to not feel alone is what motivated me to put up this post. This can be backfired back at me from some degenerates, I know, but I’m sharing this for the women who have been assaulted in their lifetime and never spoke up.
Believe women; false accusations only amount to 2%, with 40% being because the victim either speaks up at a later time, or because he/she doesn’t sustain any injuries from the event.
We look out for each other, and I’m honestly so glad about the support I got from my friends. 💖
TEACH and EDUCATE about CONSENT!
Chinese Medicine. A few days ago I woke up and the tip of my tongue was swollen and blood filled! It was so strange I immediately booked a treatment with one of my Chinese Medicine doctors for that afternoon. To my surprise she was able to predict where I was in my menstruel cycle from the look of my tongue and I was dealing with a little bit of blood stagnation in my uterus. She pressed into my belly and I experienced a sharp stabbing pain on both sides, she put an acupuncture needle in each one of my ankles, pressed into my belly & the stabbing pain was gone. After a beautiful treatment, including some more needles in my belly and forehead & some herbs to take home she's predicated the swelling of my tongue should go down with my period. The body has immaculate ways of sending you signals of what is going on inside, sometimes we can listen and make the best choices for us, other times it helps to speak to someone who is trained to read the body like a Chinese medicine doctor. The signs were in my tongue, the pain was in my belly & the remedy was in my ankles! How incredible! Their work, knowledge and understanding of the body fascinates the heck out of me and I am so grateful for what they do and what I have learned about my own body since I regularly incorporated Chinese medicine into my life two years ago.
Did you know that women put, on average, 168 chemicals on their bodies each day (with only about .12% of those having been tested for safety)? 🤢 did you also know excessive amounts of toxins in or on the body can lead to chronic fatigue, weight gain, skin issues and GI problems??? I’m so grateful for my monthly supply of @lovebeginswithl — they have no ingredients in the tampons & pads that you can’t pronounce, and for every purchase they give supplies to girls/women in need. 🙏🏼 ever look at the ingredients in tampons? They don’t even put them on the labels of the boxes..... why do you think? Ew. Imma go with the organic and CLEAN ingredients on this one! Proud to support @lovebeginswithl 💓
update i have a better chance of getting into harvard than the university of toronto so nvm
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protect people not guns
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i had the amazing opportunity yesterday to sing for an organization that has supported me, my family and the community of Saskatoon.
7 years ago shortly after graduating i was raped.
i don’t like to talk about it. i feel embarrassed and i’m scared of what people will think.
so i don’t share this so people know it happened. i write this because it is my heart that people, like me, know there is hope.
in trauma there is darkness.
in hurt there is hopelessness.
in shame there is hiding.
you are not ruined or wrecked.
you are not used or trash.
you are not your body.
you are precious.
you are beautiful.
you are powerful and you are loved.
believe in yourself and in your body and minds ability to heal.
you are worth it.
say it over and over to yourself everyday until you believe it.
you are worth it.
you’re free. 🕊✨❤️
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This is one of my favorite quotes ever. Fall seems to be a particularly nostalgic time for me just because it’s seen so many new beginnings of mine for so many years. What would you tell your 16-year-old self today if you have had the chance? More importantly, what would she say to you? (Image via @kimothy.joy and poem via @nikita_gill )