By Ari Edwards
We Heal Too
What's so beautiful about today's climate is that marginalized groups are responding to violence, political unrest, and social issues by creating their own spaces and platforms to uplift each other. We Heal Too is an online platform meant to support black women to "release, breathe, heal."
They post such affirming and informative content about the chakras and their meanings, restorative yoga poses and mental health. Truly a must-follow Instagram.
BLK + GRN
Looking to support black businesses? Interested in non-toxic, ethically-made products? You're in luck, my friend. BLK + GRN is the marketplace you need to check out. They curate all natural, high quality, cruelty free products created by black artisans and put them in one place, making it super easy to discover and support natural black brands.
This site features everything from detox bath soaks, to jewelry, to candles, to handmade soaps, all created by black women artisans! How dope is that? BLK + GRN is all about healthy living, so they even provide lists of holistic black owned businesses in your area--if you live in NYC, ATL, or DC, that is. If you don't live in one of these big cities, not to worry. You can still spend (probably) hours on their site looking at all the cool, healthy products and brands they carry. Plus, their Instagram is simply pleasant to scroll through and get inspired.
Something about taking care of plants is so soothing to the spirit. It just makes you happy! I think everyone should own at least a couple plants in their home. Now, sometimes finding plants is hard: maybe you don't have a great shop in your area, or perhaps you have no clue where to start, or you might not think you have a "green thumb." That's where The Sill comes in.
This online plant store is, in a word, amazing. The Sill carries tons of varieties of plants--potted in cute, simple planters-- and ships them right to your door! They even have a section on the site that helps plant newbies find green buddies that are easy to take care of and great to start out with. Got questions? They can help with those too; they've got great articles about plant care and answers to common questions on the site as well. The Sill is basically the ultimate one-stop-shop for plant moms and dads everywhere.
Did you miss the first installment of Da Plug? Check it out.