First day at my first full time job as an on site makeup artist at Face Thyme! An all natural, holistic skin care and beauty line boutique and the only US retailer for Living Natural cosmetics, based out of New Zealand! Had a great day making people feel naturally beautiful!
Okay, but seriously on the topic of straight people being so overly concerned about their children being exposed to homosexuality…
As some of you know, I am a makeup artist in a holistic beauty boutique in a very wealthy area of eastern New York. The week before Halloween I was offering simple costume makeup designs for both adults and children. So my last client of the evening was a 15 year old girl who came in to get her makeup done for the Halloween dance at her school. I was enjoying a conversation with both the girl and her mother when suddenly the topic of transgender came up. I got a little nervous because I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut when I hear people speaking negatively about these sorts of topics and as I mentioned, my store is in a very upscale, white, conservative area…
Anyway, the girl starts telling us that her friend prefers to be a boy now. She says it very simply and comfortably and it made me happy to see her talk about it as if it was really no big deal.
Her mother says
“How does she even know what transgender is though? She’s a little young to be making a decision like that. I really think the media is taking things too far with all this gay stuff. I’m not against it or anything, but didn’t you just tell me two boys in your class are dating too?”
The girl said that yes, two boys she knew were dating and another boy she knew was gay also. (And she also corrected the pronouns her mother used for her friend)
“I don’t mind that she knows that homosexuality is,” the mother said. “But I don’t think it should be taught at such a young age. Did you know it’s on Disney channel now?”
It took me a moment to respond, I just kept painting the girl’s face until I could figure out what I wanted to say.
“Well,” I said. “We tend to teach heterosexuality literally from the time a child is born. Most children’s books and movies are even centered around a romance of some kind like a Prince and a Princess for example. There’s rarely a children’s movie that comes out where the main male and female character don’t end up marrying each other in the end. If we don’t have a problem flooding our children’s minds with heterosexuality from the time they are able to sit up and watch a movie on their own, what is so wrong with showing them two boys or two girls being in love? We aren’t showing them sex. We aren’t showing them anything inappropriate. Since when is love inappropriate? If we show them love in all it’s forms (be it gay or straight) from an early age, they will see that it’s all perfectly normal and natural and maybe we can finally put homophobic the past…”
The woman considered this for a second and then said “I just feel like they see it and then they start to think that they might be too.”
“And maybe they are. But isn’t it better for them to know that it’s okay? They aren’t hurting anyone.”
Then the girl said. “No ones going around just thinking they are gay because they know what gay is, mom. I know what a chicken is, that doesn’t mean I’m going to wake up tomorrow and start clucking.”
I loved this kid. I hope she does well in all of her endeavors
Salves are my favorite to use in the fall and winter. They’re light enough that they won’t clog your pores (if you use the right combination of oils), yet moisturizing enough that your skin won’t be dry and brittle through out the cold season.
For both salves you’ll need a 1-½ oz jar, a measuring cup, a spoon for mixing, and a medium saucepan
Rosehip Seed Oil + Avocado Oil Salve (Top)
Great for normal, sensitive, oily, and dry skin
2 tbsp Rosehip Seed Oil (Rich in fatty acids, Vitamin C & A, great for regenerating skin cells)
2 tsp Avocado Oil (Beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and Vitamins A, D, and E help moisturize and protect skin from UV rays)
1 tsp Cocoa Butter (Help repair damaged skin)
1 tsp Beeswax (Natural humectant, meaning it will attract water molecules to keep skin hydrated)
1 tsp Vitamin E Oil (Extend salves shelf life)
5 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
5 Drops Jasmine Essential Oil
5 Drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
1. Fill the saucepan with no more than 5 cups of water
2. Place the measuring cup inside the saucepan and set to medium-low heat.
3. Add the Rosehip Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Beeswax into the saucepan. Stir until beeswax and butter are completely melted.
4. Remove measuring cup from the pan, let it cool, but not for too long, you don’t want the mixture to harden and add Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oils to mixture.
5. Stir quickly and transfer the liquid into the 1 oz. Jar.
6. Store in refrigerator to help mixture cool quickly.
your blood is the carrier of all the nutrients to all the organs in your body. increasing your circulation by exercise = more nutrients to your skin cells = healthier skin cells that can do their job properly (less acne, more raw materials for things like collagen, elastin, antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals). exercise also increases lymph circulation to help remove toxins and pollution that may cause free radical damage and lead to acne/aging/inflammatory skin conditions.
Do you ever watch a book to TV adaptation, and think, “Some things should just be left in wrtiting.” And it’s not because the tv version is bad per se, it might be faithful to the plot and have good acting, but something is out of place. It’s like all the detail differences have skewed part of the message, or the general feel of the book or something. Somehow, this tv version has missed the point of book and leaves you feeling disapointed.
And then there’s Dirk Gently, which goes in a radically different direction than the book and nails it.
Grimoire vibes for today🌼💫 Accept to always learn, nurture to grow, and expand your stardust from one realm to the next, until your lifetimes have exceeded their capacity, and then burst open the seam and disperse a little of that light for each and every breathe of life you come across🍃💚🙏