Self care is now firmly a foundation in any beauty routine. We have realised that nourishing our mind and spirits is just as important as nourishing our bodies. Beauty is not only covering our skin and shaving our legs, but also cultivating an energetic light source that comes from within. This light source then shines through our smiles and intentions, and shines through our healthy self-esteem and good vibes. We have learnt that it is so important to water our inner selves so we can move through the world with confidence and love. For some of you, this may sound difficult as you may have only just begun your self care journey, but equipping yourself with knowledge is the best way to start.
So, this week at Beauty News, we wanted to do something different. Instead of centring whiteness in the wellness space, we wanted to help amplify BIPOC voices for #passthemic. The pass-the-mic hashtag has gained a lot of traction since the BLM movement in attempts to elevate the voices of the most unheard. We probably don’t even notice, but most of our media spaces are white dominated and white controlled, so this movement is trying to change that. We should all welcome this movement with loving arms, as different perspectives can teach us a great many things. Especially in the wellness space, we should move right over as BIPOC cultures hold some of the most powerful healing knowledge on the planet.
Today, our team member Phoebe decided to share a list of her most treasured accounts, so you too can enjoy all their healing gifts.
Silfath is my favourite healer on the internet. Her humility, her heart, and her desire to serve, simply reverberates through the screen. Silfath is a sacred healer who uses embodiment, dance, and feminine wisdom to empower women all over the world. Everyday, Silfath posts videos with some of the most potent spiritual wisdom I have ever heard, often leaving me in tears and feeling raw. Silfath puts a spotlight on some of our most intense fears, insecurities, and feelings of shame, then offering you an empowered way out. She will guide you in feeling open in your heart and feeling good in your body, so I suggest you follow this incredible woman immediately.
If you love astrology and you love amazing art, then this page is for you. Poeta Goddess is a colonised Indigenous woman from the US, who couples poetry, art, and astrology to offer spiritual guidance from the stars. Her page is full of perceptive knowledge and uplifting insights, which will come to you exactly in the time you need. I have often had moments of “damn, how did she know?” With one simple quote or one short poem she has left me feeling cosmically supported and connected to myself. This page is for connected healing, reminding you are part of something bigger.
If this sounds like something that resonates with you, make sure to follow her page.
Alyssa is a Sydney based acupuncture student offering a wellspring of Traditional Chinese knowledge to educate us on our health. Her page has an abundance of resources which not only offer ancient insights into the health of our body, but they tend to our political, aesthetic, and spiritual needs as well. Alyssa opens up minds to the possibilities of holistic health, shedding light on how energy plays a vital role in human wellbeing. Along with this precious information, Alyssa has created her Solar ‘ear seeding’ kits which help balance and harmonise energy in the body. You basically apply small adhesive beads in your ear to stimulate energy flow. These help with anxiety and reduce stress, so they are definitely worth a try. All of this knowledge has been passed through 2,000 years of time and is still practiced over the world today.
If this makes you curious, and yoga and meditation aren’t doing it for you, be sure to check her out!
Allira is an Indigenous Yorta Yorta woman striving to decolonise the wellness space. As a self proclaimed “spiritual gangster,” Allira uses psychic and energetic healing, and creates a safe wellness space where BIPOC can feel welcome. Growing up, Allira struggled to see any beauty icons or wellness gurus that looked like her. The final straw came one day after a yoga session, when Allira realised she was the only Blak person in the room. She realised that wellness spaces aren’t truly an inclusive or safe space for BIPOC. From then, Allira worked hard to diversify the space, and is now a beauty Ambassador for @botanicalsbyluxe. Allira is a healing weapon, not only does she use her platform to heal, she uses it to educate and raise awareness about Indigenous issues. She also offers 1:1 psychic and healing sessions through zoom, which is just the most special cherry on top.
If you’d like to support Allira, please go check out her page and her linktree <3
Menstrual Moon Magic is a special account that deals primarily with birth, self worth, and the menstrual cycle. According to Menstrual Moon Magic, the menstrual cycle is a very powerful time for women and we should learn to harness its power. This account takes on a new perspective on feminine healing by celebrating our inherently cyclical female bodies. As women, we go through monthly cycles which can dictate our range of emotions and intuitions. Our beloved Tessa, the founder of Menstrual Moon Magic, teaches us how to become more aligned with this timeless flow, and teaches us to be more in touch with our natural rhythm. This alignment has incredible benefits for our overall well being, allowing us to feel more connected with our bodies. Tessa offers a range of healing services from yoni healing, to women’s circles, to course, to anything else menstrual related.
If you have no idea what any of this means, you should definitely start learning with Tess. Follow her or visit her shop for more.
If all this seems very overwhelming for you, don’t worry it is. Just take it step by step in your healing, and you’ll be running in no time.
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