BY Andrea Stopa
on Feb 03, 2014
Makeup is part of the daily routine of countless women (and a few good men). Why women wear makeup is a complicated question, that often comes down to arguments of alleged and arguably false agency - paralleled in conversations about the choice to shave one's legs/armpits - complicated of course by societal beauty standards that put an immense amount of pressure on women's appearances, emphasizing the necessity to be as soft, supple, and attractive as money can ... Read More
I recently came in contact with Beauty Without Cruelty. I was drawn to their array of colorful lipsticks and, of course, the idea of all-natural beauty. I found out their products are 100% vegetarian and 100% natural. The company was actually founded by an animal welfare organization, so you know they're legit. Naturally, their mantra is all in the name. They sent over a few products and I'd like to tell you a little about products ... Read More
I was recently sent some beauty products from a company called FACEFACTS BY Lori. It's a company that specializes in hand-crafted lip products, using all natural and certified organic ingredients. I love my lipsticks so I was excited to test these out! All natural has become a new priority for me, especially for lip stuff since I basically end up eating it by the end of the day. These specific lipsticks by FACEFACTS are neat because, among other things, ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Jul 15, 2013
It's hot. It's humid. It's sticky. It's basically hell on earth. Okay, so maybe you don't hate summer as much as I do. But wherever you are, it's hard to escape the nagging critters that love to make us feel itchy and awful all over during these few months. And those of you who enjoy the out-of-doors can especially relate, so there's no question that bug spray is a summer essential. EXCEPT we don't want to douse themselves in chemicals, toxins, and DEET, do we? ... Read More
BY Megan Hinshaw
on Nov 29, 2012
Coconut, raspberry, cucumber, blueberry, pomegranate…this isn’t a menu for some fabulous hangover-cure shake, these are just some of the organic, “wild-crafted” ingredients for the multi-tasking face balm produced by Lee-Lai Natural Skincare.
Lee-Lai Natural Skincare was created in Brooklyn by Cyan Bonacci, a self proclaimed “lover of herbs, botanicals, and all things organic.” She uses quality (and ... Read More
BY Intern Tessa
on Jul 03, 2012
Hey there fellow NYCers-- are you a community member, a community organizer, or an activist? Do you dislike all kinds of oppression, enjoy food, and appreciate art? If so, let me draw your attention to a place you should be visiting on the regular: Bluestockings, a radical bookstore, fair trade café, and activist center on the Lower East Side.
Want an empowering book? You’ll find it here. Been meaning to brush up on your gender studies or ... Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Apr 10, 2012
Winter is finally over, but after months of harsh winds, low temps, and limited sunlight, our face, body and hands could use some serious spring rejuvenation. That’s where Anthesis Organic Skincare comes in.
Anthesis refers to the state when a flower is in full bloom and at its most beautiful. Anthesis Organic Skincare is a Brooklyn-based company, started by Anna Almiroudis, that creates handmade, organic products for face and body-- so you can ... Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Oct 26, 2011
For the last 27 days, Canadian dairy farmer, Michael Schmidt, has been surviving on only one glass of raw milk a day. Since selling raw milk or unpasteurized milk is illegal in Canada, the goal of Schmidt’s hunger strike is to get a real discussion going about why that is. But Schmidt’s fast addresses a much bigger question: how much control should the government have when it comes to what you put ... Read More