By being focused on the activist opportunities that best combine your talents and instincts with the needs in the social justice community, you will have a much easier time staying clear on your particular path to activism.
Did I seek out the most White Vegan Mason Jar photo I could find? Yes. Photo by Ella Olsson on Unsplash (no offense intended, Ella, I am making fun of me, not you). I'm a fairly eco-friendly person. I have a cupboard full of Pyrex that I use for food storage. I buy cleaning supplies … Continue reading My 2021 Resolution: Cut Plastic Waste by 50%
Your first priority in eating while recovering from an eating disorder is to feed yourself and work on the mental health aspects of your recovery. But as you get further into recovery you may want to start investigating more sustainable and ethical food choices.
While minimalism is already widely accepted as an eco-friendly way of living, there are still ways you can continue to do your part if you’ve adopted a “less is more” lifestyle. Shopping consciously is one of the easiest and most effective ways to embrace minimalism, while also putting our planet first. As you embrace the … Continue reading Shopping Consciously as a Minimalist
Yesterday was Earth Day. I missed getting this post done in time for it but it's a great Earth Day concept I share with you today - the concept of reducing waste. I firmly approve of the notion that the native American Indians "used the whole buffalo" when they hunted. A buffalo provided many useful … Continue reading Cut back on waste by using the whole buffalo
Let's get this out of the way: I'm going to say "vagina" a lot in this post. Also "cervix" and "menstrual cycle" and "period." Prepare yourselves! In a natural healing group on Facebook, the question was posed: What's a crunchy thing you do that gets the strongest reaction from people? I thought about a lot … Continue reading Ditch it: Tampons
I started shaving my legs when I was nine. Mom did it, and I wanted to do it, because it's something girls do. So I began shaving. Poorly. At one point, my dad had to continue my education on how to shave my legs (I am pretty sure I was running the plastic edge of … Continue reading Fuzzy Legs
I'm not talking about food labels. I'm talking about people labels. Life's little hashtags that allow people to put us into boxes in their organized waffle-brains. I'm going to discuss a few areas of life in which those of us out of the mainstream are viewed as weird, strange, or abnormal. Food habits: I am … Continue reading What’s in a label?
The average American will throw away 600 times their own body weight in waste over their lifetime. As I've written before, environmentalism and minimalism can easily go hand in hand, especially if you take a minsumerist view instead of the typical consumerist way of life in this country. However, I have noticed that everyone has … Continue reading How “Green” is Too Green?
I have not used shampoo in a little over a month. Google "No poo method" and you will find over one million search results teaching you how to clean your hair without using shampoo and conditioner. The miracle ingredients are two of my favorite things: baking soda and vinegar. The general recipe is this: one … Continue reading No ‘poo