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About welcometoanjali

ANJALI- is a Sanskrit word that means 'offering' or 'celebration'! I am a 500-hour certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health & Wellness Counselor.Contact me :misiadenea@gmail.com

24 Things Women Over 30 Should Wear

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Warning:Curves Ahead

This morning, as I was perusing my Facebook timeline, I happened upon an article that a lovely friend shared. It was entitled “24 Things Women Should Stop Wearing After Age 30”, and it triggered Maximum Eye-Rolling from everyone who took the time out to read it.

Written by Kallie Provencher for RantChic.com, this “article” (I use the term loosely) highlighted things such as “leopard print”, “graphic tees”, and “short dresses” (because “By this age, women should know it’s always better to leave something to the imagination”). Kallie, it seems, has a number of opinions on what women over 30 should and shouldn’t be doing, having also penned “30 Things Women Over 30 Shouldn’t Own” and “20 Pictures Women Over 30 Need To Stop Posting Online”. (What is this magical post-30 land where women are suddenly not allowed to do or own so many things?!)

Motivated by Kallie’s “article”, I decided to…

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Cutting to the White Meat: The Real Issue With Rachel Dolezal

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Afroculinaria

By now you’ve probably seen this picture:

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That’s Rachel Dolezal, NAACP activist, Africana studies professor, and according to her parents a white woman pretending to be a woman of color. Move over Iggy, all your problems just got solved, #fixitJesus Amen….

Now let’s be crystal clear. 1. RACE IS A COMPLETELY SOCIAL CONSTRUCT NOT A FIXED BIOLOGICAL REALITY, CULTURE AND ETHNICITY ARE FLUID BUT GENOTYPE IS NOT. 2. White people have been part of our blood and family life since we got here–and not just in the creepy rapey slave owner type way.  We have adopted white kids, we have had children with white people, we have even made some white cultural figures a part of our world.

When I was growing up I knew a short, red headed Irish American boy named Brian. Blue eyes, so help me. No surprise to me when we became Facebook friends as adults…

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[Mental Health Month] May is Mental Heal

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[Mental Health Month]
May is Mental Health Month, I’m a healer but am no stranger to depression & anxiety. Im writing a book of my own ( focused on Body Positivity ,Yoga & Wellness) … I have two friends who are editing a book that focuses on WOMEN OF COLOR & Mental Wellbeing. I have contributed some of my writing to the book . Very Excited ! CLICK HERE to SUPPORT Vanessa & Iresha’s BOOK #womenofcolor #mentalwellness #thecolorofhope
http://igg.me/at/colorofhope/x

[HUNGRY?] My friends @ Ocean Rich Commun

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[HUNGRY?]
My friends @ Ocean Rich Communities of Alaska (ORCA) invite you to an evening of community: good food, good people, film screenings, Round Dance, and more. ( I tasted the Salmon from Alaska a few weeks ago and it was DELISH!)
Saturday, May 16
Doors at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm
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RSVP HERE: bit.ly/1e1KJdh
Come celebrate the first Alaskan Sockeye Salmon of the year!
Join ORCA as we share the gift of Salmon with our community. The Copper River Reds will be the first catch of season, straight from the water to our tables in 48 hours.
We want to offer thanks to The Creator for blessing us with precious Salmon and to share the bounty, and grow our Bay Area community Potlatch styleNative style.
All are welcome to this evening of abundance celebrated by Indigenous Peoples, social entrepreneurs, food lovers and change artists from all over creation.
Reserve your seat ASAP!
$25 suggested donation to sustain future events – all are welcome.
Program:
6pm Doors Open
6:30pm Film Screening
7pm Community Dinner & Potlatch
Alaska Sockeye Salmon (Copper River Reds) from ORCA
Greens & veggies fresh from the garden thanks to Cultural Conservancy
Delicious fixings courtesy of Mandela Marketplace
9pm Round Dance
The Intertribal Friendship House is a drug and alcohol free venue.
Please be respectful of that policy. http://ow.ly/i/aNJyq