Beauty Hacks

Moisturize


Dry your hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel


Go to bed early


Smash the patriarchy

it's bad for your skin


Excuse yourself from irritating conversations 


Dispute unrealistic expectations of you


Indulge in fantastic company


Cook your ancestors' comfort food


Wear your seatbelt


Seek good lighting


Reject eurocentric misogynistic interpretations of your body


Decolonize your spirit


Exercise your magic


Do up your hair before bed

your dreams deserve you


Reward yourself

honor the small stuff

praise the parts of you that are working so hard and then give them a break

Find the parts of you that are hiding

and then give them a hug


Exfoliate


Get ugly sometimes

It’s okay, it’s not for forever


Hold the door open for strangers

Let them open doors for you, too


Laugh


Wear blessings in layers

then you’re always prepared


Communicate about what brings you pleasure


Glow


Never wear shoes that will inhibit you from being fully and comfortably you

or that could fall off should you need to run at midnight


Also, avoid destinies where you are afraid someone will see you as your true self


Also, find alternate ways to escape oppression that are not men with unhealthy boundaries


Try a liberation capsule: pick 37 essentials that make you feel free


Choose breathable fabrics


Blot your lipstick


Feel your feelings


Be bold

with yourself


You were born with it


#nationalpoetrymonth, day 8