Essential Oils + Aromatherapy: For Self-care & Health

Over the past year, I have developed an affinity for essential oils and aromatherapy. I got sucked into these plant-extracted oils after I discovered the benefits of aromatherapy – while pregnant and then with a newborn. I wanted to maintain a good night’s sleep; I also wanted my hospital experience to be serene and I […]

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BOOK CLUB: Books You’ll Love by Black Authors

On Saturday, June 6, our Jhaded x MAGLYFE Virtual Book Club hosted our second meeting. In light of  worldwide solidarity efforts, we decided to uplift the black community by celebrating black authors. Our discussion focused on books we recently read or are currently reading by black authors. We discussed the following books: Mom & Me […]

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The more things change: An analysis.

The more things change was written on June 2, 2020; at the beginning of LGBT Pride celebrations around the world, and two weeks into the #BlackLivesMatter protests after the death of George Floyd in the United States. Floyd died of a typical case of excessive force by the police against African Americans in the United […]

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“Find Your Tribe, Love Them Hard”

Today is National Best Friends Day.  Though not Guyanese, we can still be inspired by this American observance. Celebrated since 1935, it was decided by the United States Congress to devote one day to pay tribute to close-knit friendships. It’s nice to piggyback on these days when they’re really significant, like today.  In Guyana, I’ve […]

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The more things change.

They hunt us down, like dogs; with dogs. See the teeth marks, a modern-day reminder of the scars of their father’s whips. For many it’s no reminder, but the actual scar of our father’s belts. We march slowly, placards held like hope, signs of our prayers, But they look pass these to see our faces […]

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Being Pregnant During A Pandemic

OMG! OMG! The first set of words that come to mind when you realise you’re pregnant during a global pandemic. Growing a tiny human is the most exciting and amazing thing I’ve experienced, but during this time the excitement also comes with lots of anxiety. Major anxiety, as we maneuver through this global public health […]

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Quarantine Fitness Tips from the Pros

How are the gym rats/goers doing with gym being closed? What about our friends that are looking to start some bit of exercising because they’ve been visiting the fridge more than they should? How about the people just looking to stay fit and active? More importantly, what are you doing? We definitely shouldn’t physically go […]

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Ramadan, IDAHOTB and Sexual Diversity

On Sunday, May 17, the world commemorated the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: #IDAHOTB. This day brings awareness to the bullying, harassment, violence and hate perpetrated by society, against persons of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer plus community – the LGBT+ community. Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia speak to hate, fear or […]

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Productivity Tools For Virtual Organising

COVID19 is here and we’re forced to do a lot of things differently. Many volunteer groups and organisations, in keeping with public health measures, have cancelled all face to face events and activities. Work and community organising is looking different for many people and the leadership of various groups. Group leaders are compelled to think […]

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