Period Stigma’s As A British Asian Menstruator

Periods can be awful at the best of times. We can get cranky, have mind numbing pain and wake up greeted by a bright red stain on our bed sheets. There is also the stigma across all cultures in some shape or form. Within Indian culture, the period has been seen as a sign of... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Super food Sea Moss

We’ve gone to the depths of the ocean with this one. Although named ‘moss’, this super food is actually a red algae abundant with nutrients. Chances are, if you’re Jamaican or Irish, you’ve already been filled on this not-so-secret ingredient as both have used sea moss medicinally since the 1800’s. It also being called Irish... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Music on Mental Health

Most people realise the power music has – to bring people closer together, make us sing and dance in elation – therefore it is logical it has a positive effect on our mental health. Music makes us happy, because of its relatable or dance-able lyrics imposed onto a catchy melody. What if I told you... Continue Reading →

What Is Ganesh Chaturthi?

What is it? It’s time to celebrate for not just one, but ten days, as its Ganesh’s birthday! Or more accurately, it’s the celebration to honour his creation and rebirth. In the Gregorian calendar, this typically falls sometime between mid-august to September. The festival is marked with great joy, numerous festivities and sincere devotion for... Continue Reading →

Five Benefits of CBD (cannabidiol)

Cannabidiol or CBD, is extracted from the cannabis plant and is used to treat numerous ailments from epilepsy to anxiety to even alleviating cancer symptoms. It is not a psychoactive substance and is completely natural. Its effects work by binding to the cannabinoid receptors already present in your body. Many people may think CBD gives... Continue Reading →

What Is Janmashtami?

What is it? Whilst Janmashtami is known by several other names, they all celebrate the same thing: the birth of Lord Krishna. It’s the time to get down and celebrate Krishna with great pleasure, pomp, and of course, a bit of prayer. As the date it falls on depends on the Hindu calendar, there is... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Talking to Strangers

Many people spend several hours of their day on a train making the long commute into work and back home in the evening. Many of us have also started to use this time to catch up on Netflix, block out the world with music drumming through them, or reading. The unspoken rules everyone follows is... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Taking a Political Break

We’re constantly bombarded with news everywhere we look, with it no longer confined to traditional news outlets. It is plastered over our social media feeds and intrinsic to our everyday lives. No matter where in the world you are, whether it’s another minority group Trump and his government are trying to oppress, another populist group... Continue Reading →

What Is Raksha Bandhan?

Raksha Bandhan is a traditionally Hindu festival that is observed once a year to celebrate the union of brothers and sisters. The ritual most tied to this celebration is the thread that a sister often ties on their brother’s wrist. This might not always be a biological brother as it can often be your cousin,... Continue Reading →

The Eco Friendly & Economical Eco Pad

It’s that time of the month where your stomach cramps are yearning for a hot bottle and a duvet for some comfort. The only thing you can do to be content is put on a movie and binge out on some chocolate. The other necessity is of course – the sanitary product. Some of us... Continue Reading →

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