How do Homeless Women Deal with Periods?

I’ve always asked myself this question. What do they do? Do they ask around for pads or tampons? Do they use something else? Do people help them?

So, I decided to go on the great and all mighty YouTube and search it up. Gladly, I found a video and my question found an answer.

The problem now is that, it made me feel both sad and angry at the situation. It’s hard for these women living on the streets.

The video I found was done by the channel Bustle. It interviews multiple women in New York City, USA. It is sad to see these women are worried every month because their cycle is coming or it has arrived. It’s amazing how something that women need is so hard to get for these women. Women need these feminine hygiene products every month to keep clean and to in a way “control” the bleeding. No folks, menstruation isn’t something that we can stop, it isn’t something we can decide whether or not it should happen. It’s a thing that we just do because it’s our nature and it demands to be done every month. But through these products, we can keep it under control until it’s gone.

It’s sad to know that, there are places where you can get condoms for free but not pads nor tampons.

Now, you tell me:

What’s really a necessity? A condom, or a tampon?

I understand that condoms are great to avoid STD’s and pregnancies especially in homeless people, but…I don’t know.

Seems kinda unfair in a way?

Like, a condom isn’t really something you MUST have, it isn’t a necessary object like toilet paper or toothpaste. Meanwhile, a pad or a tampon, is something that a woman needs to take care of period blood from getting everywhere or avoiding smells or infections.

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These women have been really creative using things such as t-shirts, socks and toilet paper/napkins as sanitary pads. It isn’t always the greatest option though. Like mentioned in the video, these women are exposing themselves to infections. It isn’t as clean, it isn’t as sanitary to use these items instead of actual pads or tampons, but what else can they do? What other options can they get?

I know that there are such things as Dollar Stores where they can find the things that they need and I know that in some places there is help for these women such as homeless shelters that can provide them with what they need, and some public restrooms even carry them. But I guess that every situation is different. I guess that not all of them can afford to buy from a dollar store, who knows how much they make. Some may not have access to homeless shelters, either.

But wherever these women are, may they find help. Ladies, if you see a homeless woman on the streets and she needs a pad or tampon, don’t hesitate. Give them one. I’m sure most women carry one around and if not, help them out with buying a box for them. Imagine if you were in their situation, you would want help, no?

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Appreciate what you have because there are women out there who cannot have it and have it hard during those days of the month. Always appreciate and remember to always have a helping hand. We girls gotta help each other out.

But remember: we all have to help out one another no matter genders in the end. We just have to see each other as human beings, and nothing else. If you see a homeless person either man or woman, give them a helping hand. They will appreciate it. And don’t judge them just because they’re on the streets. Don’t instantly assume they’re alcoholics or druggies, they all have a different story.

Just like we each have our life story, so do they.

Just a slightly more different. 😛

What do you think?

 

 

 

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How Can I Decide What Career is Best For Me?

Are you soon to enter college, and don’t know what to study? No probs! Here’s some advice for ya to think about! 🙂

So, I’m a few months away from my university admission exam, and I have already started to prepare. Now, I already know what career I’m going for, and didn’t struggle much to decide on it. I’m going for Computer System’s Engineering. Of course, when I was younger I wanted to be many things, but I have a love for technology and electronics, specially in programming and related things.

But how did I decide?

How can I decide what I want?

Here’s how:

First off: Make a list of your priorities, abilities, disabilities, fears. This will help determine what you’re good at, what you’re not good at, what worries you and what you consider important. This list will help you later on.

Now, after you’ve made your list, time to move onto the next steps.

1.- Ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What do I like?
  2. What do I like to do?
  3. Am I good at it?
  4. Do I enjoy it?
  5. What are my favorite school subjects?
  6. What are my least favorite school subjects?

Now, asking yourself these questions, answer them in the most honest way. It is YOU who is asking these questions, and it is YOU who is answering them. Take your time, think about it, and write down your answers.

2.- Based on your results, ask yourself the following:

  1. What careers are involved with what I like?
  2. What careers are involved with what I like to do?
  3. What other career options would I like?

According to your answers, investigate! Go onto Google and search up careers that are involved with what you like the most. Read about them, and if you like one, search more and more for it. If you don’t like any of your options and prefer something else, for example: You love to draw but you would like to be a Scientist, look it up! Don’t be afraid to explore an area that you’ve never visited before. Not knowing anything about something doesn’t mean that you’ll fail and won’t enjoy it.

3.- Consider this:

  1. What universities offer what I want?
  2. Are they public or private?
  3. How far are they?

This is the next step after you have decided what career choice you want. Or, if you’re still indecisive, pick out  your three main options and look them up, find out where you can study them, what they consist of, etc.

4.- Now, consider:

  1. Is it worth my time?
  2. Is it worth my efforts?
  3. Will it pay?

Something important to consider: Is your career option ideal for your standards? Will it fulfill your wants, needs, and much more in the future?

5.- LASTLY but MOST Importantly, ask yourself the following:

  1. Am I capable?
  2. Do I have the right attitude?
  3. Am I responsible enough?
  4. Can I make myself a better person?
  5. Do I have the will and strength to keep going?

This is where YOU must THINK correctly and reflect about yourself. Please remember, that if you WANT to do something, if you do it, you will succeed in it. You DO NOT need to have specific knowledge for something that is totally new to you, that’s why it’s new, isn’t it? If you truly want something, fight for it. Get rid of old habits that are putting you off and replace them with good habits instead. Put in all of your work, time and effort into it and you will succeed. 🙂

Just like Elle Woods from Legally Blonde.

After you’ve done all this, make a conclusion. You can write it down if you’d like. Take your time with this. Write down what your career option(s) is/are and your thoughts on it, maybe some of the research you did too. Simply, conclude.

Now, if any of this doesn’t help, consider taking career tests online, such as:

https://www.123test.com/career-test/ 

They are very easy and take no time at all. Well, no longer than 10 minutes. There are many more career tests out there online, who judge you based on your personality, abilities, likes and dislikes.

I hope this helps you or anyone you know who is uncertain on what to do. Remember that you do not need a career to be someone in life. We are all important in our own ways. You don’t need to go to college to make your family proud, as they will always be proud of you, or should be. If they’re not, they’ll be one day. Remember that you don’t need a fancy job to be taken seriously, a work in retail, at a restaurant, etc. is a job filled with responsibilities and dignity.

Be proud of yourself, motivate yourself, and keep on going forward to reach what you want the most in life. It is your life, not your families, nor your friends life. YOU decide for yourself, no one else does.

Stay happy. 🙂

   -Karuchan

 

 

 

New Semester, Last Semester

I’m on my last semester of high school now! 6th semester, graduating as a mathematician and with a bachelor’s degree in programming in July, woot! College, here I come! But first….

Gotta deal with this last semester, aye?

So sorry for not posting in such a long time, but here I am again! I still got math homework to do but, I’ll write first. Now, all of my teachers are great, but there is this one specific teacher that kinda bothers me.

Now, I already had this teacher when I was in 1st semester, and I tolerated him through the whooole semester and after him I felt such a relief. Well, if I already tolerated him for one whole semester, I can do so again. Ya see, the thing is, this is the type of teacher that likes to:

Ridicule

Make fun of the students

Pressure us

And that scares me in a way. I don’t want to be ridiculed by him, he literally has no chill towards anyone. But, he already tried to do it once, er, three times actually, and this won’t be an exception. No it won’t. I’ve always been a strong gal and I will get through it once more. 🙂

Oh, and also, during my first week of school I got hit in the face with a soccer ball.

Okay, that’s it for now. Cya!

 

I want to be Happy

Yup, I’m unhappy. I’ve been like it for a veeery long time. It’s hard for me emotionally always. I sometimes feel great about everything but the next day no more. I’m a normal gal, I go to a great school, I’m very social, I’m a high achiever. But, I want to do something more like I have already mentioned previously in some other post.

And you know what? I will. I said I would but I haven’t done shit and it’s just lowering me every day even more and more.

I want to finally do things that I’ve always wanted to do. I want to do things without anybody telling me what to do. I want to do things on my own, with my own permission. I will need help of course and I will ask for it, and I know exactly who can help me.

I just can’t believe it. I’ve had the right people here to always help me and I know they will so, why not just start and do it all?

I want to grow, I want to fulfill myself and others. I want to in general, feel and be happy.

It’s always been one of my ambitions anyways. I’ve always wanted to feel that accomplishment and I will feel it and I will keep it with me.

So uh yeah that’s it really. I just felt like saying all this ‘cuz I’ve been feeling very very down lately. Writing things down has always helped me so I chose to write this post, even though I already wrote a whole complete paragraph on my notebook on what I want to do. It’s always so hard for me to open up about how I feel.

Oh wellz.

Anyways….what will I do you wonder?

Wait for it.

Bye. 🙂

-KcHAn90 ❤

Orphans and Letters

Merry Christmas to all of you! This year I had a very unique Christmas, which is worth writing about and sharing on my blog.

As many of you know (or don’t know), I live in Mexico. I have been living here for 5 years. I love it here. 🙂 Anyways, my sister’s elementary school is free for the kids that assist this local orphanage, meaning that children who live there can go to school there. In one of my sister’s class is a girl from that orphanage, who happens to be my sister’s best friend. We decided to visit her orphanage and pick her up so that she could spend Christmas with my family, become her foster family for a few days.

We went to her orphanage yesterday and we were greeted by lots of kids from there. To be honest, it broke my heart.

I have worked with children in the past, but those kids had someone that loved them and cared for them, but yesterday I was faced with another reality: Child abandonment.

In that orphanage are children who were taken away from their parents because of child abuse and neglect, children who were abandoned, children who’s own parents took them there because they didn’t have the economic resources and even kids who are there by their own will, as in, ran away from home.

Toddlers, kids, teenagers. All together living there. I have never visited such a place, which is why I felt very sad being there.

Kids are kids. What fault do they have in this world to be born different, or to just be born in general? I understand those who couldn’t take care financially of their kids, but the rest, why? Why throw away an innocent baby? Why abuse them? It is such a shame to me.

In my culture we do not get presents on Christmas. Last time I got a present on Christmas was when I was in the United States as in, 5 years ago. But yesterday that we went, Raul, a Mentally disabled child, gave me and my sisters each a hand written card.

It was our Christmas gift from him to us.

-“Hello people: How are you? I think you aren’t okay after the earthquake. Now there are people living on the streets and right now I’m sad looking at people cry for their homes or people on the streets but I know that they’re helping them with clothes, blankets, etc. but I know that they’re standing (going through) rainstorms, cold, heat, earthquakes, etc. but also some are sad because they lost their loved ones but they will always support you and have faith, goodbye.”- 

And it’s the best gift I have ever received.

The simplest things in life can make a very big difference. Always cherish and enjoy what you have because there are people in the world who do not have much and despite not having much, they are still very, very happy. Like the children in the orphanage. It is very heartwarming to see that those kids find happiness in the little that they have, and that they are filled with so much joy and love.

Remember to always receive and give love and remember that in the end, you don’t need the fancy, expensive things on Christmas to spend a great time. Have a proclivity for work, but also try to have one for those who can’t, for those who depend on others.

I have learned to appreciate that, and I hope that many people out there can too. 🙂

I will be visiting the Orphanage again soon with my family, as we will be bringing them gifts and some food for them to celebrate El Dia de los Reyes Magos on January 6th, which is the holiday in which children of Mexico receive presents.

Hope you all had a merry Christmas.

With love,

-Karuchan. ❤

Little turn on plans

For a year I wrote stories and short non-rhyming poems on this blog but lately I started to feel like it doesn’t make me happy anymore. I want to renovate this blog, do something more on it. I haven’t written on this blog for about a month, and I used to post regularly. I am sorry for not being able to keep up with this but it’s because I just do not know what to write on here.

So I took a time out, and just now I have finally decided what I want to do on this blog. I do plan on writing stories and poems still, but I will also be doing even more.

What will I be doing?

So, in order to determine what I wanted I pulled together a list of what I love:

  • Fashion
  • Makeup
  • Photography
  • Music
  • Art

And that’s exactly what I’ll be doing. Fashion, makeup, photos, music and art. I want to post lookbooks, pictures of places, people and things, review more music, post arts and crafts, DIY’s in general,  drawings, etc.

This blog will take a turn in direction and it is for the good.

I also plan to start a youtube channel very soon! So stay tune for all of that as well. 🙂

Please follow me on my social media which I will be updating more frequently as well. I will be dedicating my extra time on this blog and in what I want. So please, support me through! 🙂

Social media:

  • Instagram: sadandsassy124
  • Twitter: @karuchan90
  • Tumblr: karuchan90
  • Facebook page: Coming soon!

That’s it for now, so stay tune for the future of this blog. 🙂

Thank you for reading,

-Karuchan. ❤ 

Goodbye Daniela

When I die, I want to become young again.

I want to, go back to when I was a teenager.

Because those were the best times of my life.

I want to go back to my first phone.

I want to go back to heavily filtered pictures.

I want to go back to all the good and bad people I met.

I want to go back to the first time I kissed.

To the first time I loved and was loved.

I want to go back, to all those nights out with friends.

I want to go back to all the birthday cakes I baked for my friends.

Because I loved each and every one of them.

And I know they loved me too.

I will never forget the first time I wore eyeliner.

All the perfume, and my beautiful hair.

I want to go back to the first time that I rode a motorcycle..

But not to the last.

I know that many people didn’t get to live out their teens.

But I did.

And it was amazing.

I didn’t get to live out my long life though.

But God needed me with him.

Here I am, watching you all as I fly away, because I am now a little angel.

Do not weep forever, because we will reunite.

My life was short, but the best years that I lived, were with all of you.

I will miss you, and so will you.

But I am here, but very far.

I will be here.

Remember to always watch where you’re going.

Obey your parents, because they love you. Just like mine loved me.

Love your siblings each and everyday.

Forgive to be forgiving.

And always take precaution.

Because life is very fragile.

My life will forever be knitted into your hearts.

My voice will wrap you in your dreams.

Goodbye, girls.

Goodbye, boys.

I was Daniela.

And this is my farewell, but not forever.

 

 

Rest in Peace, my dear old friend Daniela. 

Such a beautiful and lovely girl. So sweet and always happy. Go rest now, you will be under Gods hand from now on, and you will never suffer.
You are now another star in the night sky.

27/11/2017 

 

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