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?

 

 

 

Do Subliminal Audios Really Change Your Body?

Subliminal audios can be found on YouTube by just looking them up. If you want to grow your hair, lose weight or change your eye color, just listen to them for 10 minutes.

That’s right- today we’re gonna talk about subliminal audios that change you completely.

What are subliminal audios?

So far, from what I have picked up, they are songs (or noises) with affirmations playing lowly under the music/noise. Affirmations are a series of phrases being said at the same time that say positive things about what you want to change so that your subconscious can pick them up and start to believe them, leading to your body doing as requested.

For example, if you want to change your eye color from brown to grey, the affirmations that will be playing under the music can say:

  • My eyes are grey
  • My eyes are beautiful
  • My eyes are changing
  • etc.

Now, you cannot hear the affirmations, which is why music is placed over the affirmations. The reason you cannot hear them is so that your subconscious accepts the affirmations, which is why music is played over them, so it can trick your mind into thinking that all you’re listening to is music when in reality- you’re listening to a bunch of phrases that will benefit you. In other words, these affirmations are convincing your mind that they are true to the point in which changes actually start to happen.

Now, there is a huge haul of these audios for everyone’s needs. From losing weight, changing your eye color, getting a deeper voice, getting smarter, getting a better memory, growing longer hair, getting a prettier nose, bigger lips, thinner lips, you name it, there is a subliminal for it.

Of course, there are testimonies for all of this, for example, this one:

This is the video that introduced me to the world of subliminal audios. Now, I would never try a subliminal for changing my eye color, but what I have tried is:

Hair growth.

And guess what? It did grow. My hair grew after listening to this one subliminal audio for about a week. Now, I don’t have pictures for it because I was just doing it out of straight curiosity BUT I am willing to go on and track my progress in my hair growth after listening to these audios.

Do they work then? According to comment sections, yes they do if you believe that they will work and to keep in mind that some people may get results slower than others. Some may get results in months while others in weeks and some in days.

Basically, keep your hopes up.

Also, you gotta stick to it. You gotta listen to these audios as much as you can and stay consistent with them.

So, what are y’all thoughts on all of this? Skeptical? Possible?

I in the personal do know that we have the power to transform everything in our surrounding, so why not interpret that as our mind having the power to transform us into what we desire?

Do you think I’m crazy or would you also try this out?

In the end, remember that us as humans, don’t understand how our minds work to the fullest. There are still things about humans that science cannot explain, and may never be able to. I think it’s good to open up to new things, to new possibilities. Even if we don’t believe, it is still good to explore, ya know? Learn something new and interesting.

I hope that this post was that something new and interesting that you learned today. 🙂

Thank you for reading.

Piercings!

Heeelllooo my lovelies! Today I bring you a quick post about piercings!

So part of my new wishes to do on this blog is beauty. Now, when it comes to beauty and fashion I got quite a taste. That includes, piercings.

I think we all went through a phase where we wanted to have a thousand piercings or, at least, some for a pair of earrings. In my case, oh boy.

So, the only part of my body that is pierced are my ears: I used to have 3 piercings on each ear, but, the third one closed up so now I have 2 ear piercings on each year, in total, 4. The first ear piercing which is on my earlobes were done when I was just months old, so, I don’t even remember that one. The other two piercings, were done in quite a brutal way by a non-professional (please go to a professional).

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When I was about 11 years old I decided to get my ears pierced so I would have two ear piercings on each year: The original ones on my earlobes and the next one on my upper earlobe. The thing is, it hurt like hell. My piercer used a piercing gun which is this thing Image result for butt cheek on a stick gifof hell that shoves an earring right through your ear in high pressure and it hurts like a butt cheek on a stick. Get it? Vine reference? No? Okay.

 

The worst thing is that right after I got my ears pierced it swelled up and burned too much and it stayed that way for two days. In the end, I couldn’t take it. I couldn’t even sleep from the pain so I decided to take them out which is when I noticed that the earring was like…crusting up with my ear. I got scared, cried, and my dad took them out for me.

And that was it! That is why you should always take care of your piercings, boys and girls!

2 years later, now in Mexico, I decide to get them pierced again but this time get two ear piercings so I would have the 3 in each ear. My momma and I went down to the city fair at the city of Jojutla (RIP) in which a young boy and his friends had a piercing and tattooing booth. We bought the gold earrings to avoid infections and the boy sat me down behind the booth, numbed my ear using these things of metal shown to the side here, Image result for piercing tools grabbed one of the earrings, took the back part out and shoved the earring RIGHT through my ear.

I could hear it cracking through my ears! 😀 And it burned and stung a little. It took no more than 10 seconds for each earring to go through my ear and that was it! The great thing about it is that this time it did not swell up, and it only felt hot afterwards. This time I actually took care of my ear piercings and they healed up just fine!

Note: I didn’t go to a professional, nor a professional pierce shop or anything. If you want to get a job done, go to a professional please!

And I loved them! The sad thing is that the third ear piercings closed up so…now I have two ear piercings on each ear.

Anyways, I love piercings. I think they look great, they look elegant to me in a way, as same with tattoos. Why? I don’t know, but they just look sophisticated to me, of course, when it’s not too extreme or over-exaggerated! That is…except if your Grace Neutral.

Same with stretching your earlobes. I think they look cool, they catch attention. I wouldn’t do it on myself though..at least not anymore. Yup, I was getting my ears stretched out but I didn’t get to stretch them further than 2 millimeters because of school and my ears went right back to normal, although there was barely any difference.

I used to always want to get my lips pierced, I think they look quite beautiful, especially  snake bites, Monroe piercing, Dahlia bites and the Medusa Piercing. Those to me look the best.  I also had the desire for a septum piercing but, I don’t think it’ll look good on me.

Now, for those of you who don’t know, you can also get piercings kinda like….in your skin. As in, dermal piercings! This is when you get a little gemstone or whatever inserted into a part of your body such as your wrist, collar bones, neck, etc. These are quite extravagant but also look very beautiful.

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buuut no piercing is way more extravagant than getting a corset piercing…*shivers*

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Now, don’t get me wrong. I do think that these corset piercings look fucking amazing, they are very creative and take their time to be done. From what I’ve read though, they only last one day. Is it worth the pain? That’s up to you.

Sooo yeah I think that’s it for now haha. I just felt like doing this post for fun, so, not really informative or anything. I do plan on writing a post on this but for now, this is it!

Right now I have no desires to get anything pierced, except maybe my ears again but that’ll be in the future.

Till then, hope you enjoyed this post?

BYE 

-Karuchan ❤

 

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. ❤

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 

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/knit/

Cacophony In The Mind

Everyday I get up and go

Everyday I walk and I run

I’m here I’m there I’m everywhere

I’m always hearing everything of everything

Chitter chatter, laughter, music, everything

From kids screaming to kids crying

I can work it out, though

I can quiet all the noises

But there is a problem:

How can I quiet the mind?

Sometimes at night all I hear is my thoughts

Sometimes I hear my dreams

Which I don’t mind

But sometimes I hear the memories

The bad ones

So vividly and clear

And many, many times

I just hear them all talking at once

A cacophony of sounds from memories

Of things I will never forget

But things that I am grateful of

In a way, I am.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/cacophony/

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Inktober!

With October just a few days away, with it comes the monthly challenge for artists- Inktober! Do you like to draw? Join in!

 

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What is “Inktober”?

Inktober is the worldwide yearly challenge that takes place during the month of October which consist of a daily ink drawing for the whole month. It follows a list of daily prompts since the year of 2016 and has rules to it. Rules, prompts and a video explaining more are set below!

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What is the purpose of this challenge  ?

The purpose is to practice the skill of drawing. Drawing everyday for a month is a great way to practice the skill in order increase your abilities.

Why do it?

Like I said in the first question, the purpose is to get better and better at the art skill of drawing, which would be one of the main reasons as to why do this challenge. Another great reason would be to be able to explore different art styles, try them out, learn them, and see which one fits best to us. In short terms, discover our art style. Also, it can really help with drawers block!

Also, if you have no art skills and would like to learn, this is also a great way to learn to draw and in general, learn! Even if it’s just a thing or two. 🙂

Why am I doing it?

Well, by coincidence, I have drawers block. .-. So yeah, that’s honestly my main reason. Another thing that I have: Writers block. So, writing bout this, sharing my artwork and all that stuff may give me some sense of inspiration to write, right?

How can I do it?

Just simply draw something using ink, take a picture, posted online anywhere that you please and hashtag it with #Inktober and #Inktober2017. Here’s a video:

Also, in question of materials- You do not need any fancy materials to do this. I will be using my cheap pens that I use at school and my cheap, regular sketchbook. You can do a pencil base first and ink it later. 🙂

Rules: 

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.                      Taken from Inktober official site found here.

Official prompt list: 

Each day of the month has it’s prompt, just like WordPress has it’s daily prompt! Taken from the official Inktober site found here.

 

The challenge will start on Sunday, October 1st of this year and will end on Tuesday, October 31st.

This is my first year doing this challenge. Now, I’m that type of person that always tries to do these daily challenges and fails Like my 30 days of blogging challenge…. but this time I do want to really complete this challenge.

I will not lie, I do think that there will be days in which I won’t be able to draw but I will always try to catch up! Even if it’s just a quick sketch.

I want to invite every artist out there, whether if you’re a professional, intermediate or beginner to participate! You can post in all types of social media- Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest, Tumblr, DeviantArt, etc. Just make sure to tag it with the hashtags:

#Inktober 

#Inktober2017

Also, I would love to see your artworks, so feel free to tag me in your post!

Any questions? Feel free to comment them down below and I will reply as soon as I can!

I hope to see many of you participating in this year’s Inktober! 🙂

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I can smell bacon coming from the kitchen. Hm.