Real Magical Black Girls - Featuring La Tetra Metts-Owens of Aliwaza's

Real Magical Black Girls - Featuring La Tetra Metts-Owens of Aliwaza's

March is Magical Black Girl Month here at Black Girl Bliss! This month, I wanted to feature real magical black girls - wise, wild, witchy, and unapologetic about their melanated magic.
Each lady featured will answer seven questions that illustrate their personal journey to their spiritual paths and what it means to be a magical black girl!

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Sunbathing

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Sunbathing

One of my favorite books is You Look Like Something Blooming by India Ame'ye.

In this book chock full of divine feminine self-care practices, she talks about how she would go out in nature, undress, and let the sun shine on every single part of her.

Naturally, I wanted to try it.

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Menstrual Cups

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Menstrual Cups

This one might get a little graphic. Oh well. We're friends, right?

It's no secret that women have been looking for alternatives to the pads and tampons we've always known due to the toxic ingredients that these products include.

Stores are picking up on this as well. There is a whole new crop of products in the aisle that used to only house the Always, Kotex, Tampax, etc. These new products claim to provide more sustainable, natural ways to help a woman through her monthly cycle. There are cloth pads, natural cotton tampons, and cute panties that double as pads. I was intrigued by the cups.

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Going Braless

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Going Braless

I hate bras.

If I had known back in third grade that those cute little training bras I begged for would precede a life of under-wire, tight bands, drooping straps, and too much damn money, I might have held off a little longer.

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Lemon Deodorant

She Tried It! My Adventures in the World of...Lemon Deodorant

In this new year, I've committed to finding more natural and non-toxic ways of being and living. So, of course, I plan to share my adventures with you. Ready to get real close and personal??

My first adventure started at the end of last year. I have always, ALWAYS, had issues with finding deodorant that could handle my B.O. (TMI? Oh well. It's only going to get worse.)

Vision Boards: The One Thing You're Doing Wrong

Vision Boards: The One Thing You're Doing Wrong

Happy New Year, Bliss Bae!

We made it out of 2016 and we're off to 2017 with new goals, dreams, and drive.

I would be willing to bet money that you or someone you know has created a vision board to illustrate these new desires. And while that's real cute, and the intention behind creating them is powerful, there's one thing you should understand about how to use your vision board to manifest the things you want.

Minding My Magical Black Business: Where I've Been, What I'm Doing, and What's Coming

Minding My Magical Black Business: Where I've Been, What I'm Doing, and What's Coming

If you're a member of the Bliss List, then you know all the nitty gritty about the sabbatical I took from BGB. And if you're not on the list, obviously you're missing out. 

What Makes You Magical? Wrapping Up Magical Black Girl Month

What Makes You Magical? Wrapping Up Magical Black Girl Month

Of course, we celebrate the beauty of women everywhere all year, every year, forever and always. But for now, we'll wrap up Magical Black Girl Month by featuring three of the dozens of BGB readers who submitted what makes them magical. And if you read to the end, there's a special gift for you! 

Be Your Own Bae: How to Spoil Yourself This Valentine's Day

Be Your Own Bae: How to Spoil Yourself This Valentine's Day

The day is upon us. The day that reminds unattached people that they might be perpetually single. The day that couples prepare for for months. The day that all your social media looks like red and pink and hearts and roses and dates and engagements and on and on and on for a full 36 hours. 

Valentine's Day. 

What Goes In Must Come Out: Why The Foods You Eat Might Be Making You Miserable

What Goes In Must Come Out: Why The Foods You Eat Might Be Making You Miserable

Before this begins, just know that this is not a cry to be vegan or vegetarian or anything else. You eat what you want to eat. This post is simply asking you to be aware of the effect of certain foods on your body.

Raise your hand (literally or figuratively) if you deal with the following physical issues:

  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Dandruff
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Asthma/wheezing
  • Runny/Stuffed nose
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Menstrual cramps

What if I told you that these issues could be lessened or completely diminished just by changing the way you eat?

Prayer and Meditation: The Difference Between Them + Why You Need Both

Prayer and Meditation: The Difference Between Them + Why You Need Both

This is a question that someone thought me wise enough to answer. While I am no spiritual guru, not even close, I will do my best to give a response:

 

"What is the difference between prayer and meditation and do I have to do both?"

Your Yoni: Would Your Recognize Yours in a Line Up?

Your Yoni: Would Your Recognize Yours in a Line Up?

This post is NSFW just in case you're slacking at your desk. (Just saying. The do-everything-at-work-but-work struggle is real.)

 

Here at Black Girl Bliss, one thing you're going to get to know is yourself. There are going to be A LOT of posts dedicated to one thing: Your vagina. 

10 Reasons Why Your Life Sucks (and How to Fix It!)

10 Reasons Why Your Life Sucks (and How to Fix It!)

So you’re here. You’ve hit the point where you’re just like “WTF is going on?!” You’re unhappy, unimpressed, and underwhelmed. But why? What is it that’s going wrong and what can you do to make this better? Cuz this sucks.

 

Here are ten culprits that could be the reason for your life’s suck factor. And because it is completely unhelpful to point out what’s wrong without offering a solution, there are also ten relatively quick fixes for each problem.

Dolce Far Niente: What It Is and Why You Need Some

Dolce Far Niente: What It Is and Why You Need Some

So here I am, reveling in the afterglow of my 24th birthday and preparing for the delicious Thanksgiving feast that awaits me at my great-aunt's house. My home is clean and quiet. I haven't spoken a single word aloud in hours. I'm sitting on my couch and thinking to myself...