Kesha’s New Music

Okay I just gotta say, mad motherfucken respect for Kesha.
After her rape lawsuit failed in court against her producer and she disappeared from the world, I thought that was the end of her.
Not that I was gonna miss her music at all because to me it was everything wrong with the world and youth at the time lol but I did feel for her pain and injustices legally speaking.
I know she signed a binding contract but rape/sexual harassment is one of those things I think should be fair to break a fucken contract over, no?
Isn’t the legal system supposed to honor human justice over all els?
ANYWAYS tho, she is back in the entertainment scene and it’s obvious that she has done alot of growing and healing and changing and I think she has finally found herself/voice in the world.
She’s actually trying to make a difference and send a good message to the world and personally she has already made a big difference when it comes to my perspective of her.
Her new music is like nothing that she’s created before or that I even hear anymore in mainstream and something the world needs right now.
It was both a breath of fresh air, and a tear jerker, filled with emotion, spirituality, and depth.
THAT is what music is suppose to do and be!!! AHH 
It should be that meaningful and deep. It should have a story, a message, that isn’t just mindless propaganda and bullshit.
You can tell she is doing her own thing now and truly embracing herself and because of it I am able to actually recognize and enjoy her amazing voice (that I didn’t even know she had) and undeniable creative talent.
She gives me hope for the entertainment industry and I’ve not felt that in a while lol.
Also, way to show the world and especially women that something like rape or sexual assault (even when the entire world knows about it) does not have to change or define you for the rest of your life. It does not have to be the thing that breaks you, and if you work hard enough and love yourself enough, it can be the thing that instead, makes you.
You CAN come back from something like that and not only that but use what happened to you as creative inspiration and fuel for your future success.
Just fucken brilliant and beautiful, I’m in love with it all. 
Kudos to you, you goddess of music, love, praying, and rainbows!

White Ginger Pear Tea

My favorite white tea.
15895531_1724007417928862_3059186227456864671_o.jpgThis tea was so delicious! It is a white tea that is plucked in early spring, from a special tea bush called Chaicha. It is then blended with Pear and a touch of Spicy Ginger. I highly recommend it has such a yummy fruity flavor!
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The tea itself is pretty too. 🙂
This is a loose leaf tea so you will need a tea bag or tea cage to steep it.

Peace Treats

One of the best places to get a milkshake hands down!
Peace Treats is a gourmet milkshake treat bar located inside of the Peace Collective Flagship Store at 131 Ossington Avenue, Toronto Ontario.
These milkshakes are a reasonable $8.50 each and well worth it!

Their clothing brand theme is Toronto passion and pride, and their most recent line the Varsity Collection is worth checking out if you are a Toronto sports fan.
The Toronto Blue Jays emblem can be found on a large variety of their garment styles.
Another great thing about this company is that with the purchase of select garments, two meals are provided to a Canadian child in need through their partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada.

If you are in the area, you should definitely check them out!

Milk & Honey

636095497938163398-1734537468_tumblr_o89y8oca5p1ta5pfeo1_1280.jpgI am a poet and so I love reading other poets and listening to the various different ways and rhythms to which different writers express themselves in.  I recently purchased for myself (as a birthday gift) two new poetry books, both with female authors. One was The Universe Of Us by Lang Leav. The other was Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur.     >>
18254201_1788353454827591_439183367_nI brought Rupi’s book with me downtown, to enjoy with my lunch by a sunny window, and I ended up reading the entire thing in one sitting. I sat there for over two hours over two cups of tea and just couldn’t stop. Never has a book of poetry triggered such an intense emotional reaction in me. This book is compiled of some of the shortest yet most powerful little poems I’ve ever read. Simple yet effective, as are the little drawing that sometimes accompanies the poems too.  >>us
Rupi Kaur has broken her book into four chapters. The Hurting, The Loving, The Breaking and The Healing. Each chapter just as intimately relatable as the next, or at least it was for me. Her poems divulge into the deepest darkest fears, flaunts, and flaws of being a woman. If you have ever been sexualised, objectified, used, or abused then you will find resonance in her words. Not only that but you will read the words that your heart longed to speak but never could. A few of these poems hit me so hard that I cried into my Pad Thai noodles. Rupi expresses the pains and plights of a woman living in a man’s world in a very raw and rather feministic way.  No fucks given, no guts no glory style.  At times I squirmed in my seat at the uncomfortable realness of her words, but that’s what poetry is all about if you ask me. It should make you feel and confront things that are deep within.  >>
Screen-Shot-2015-12-15-at-5.09.17-PMThe Hurting depicts heartache, abuse, betrayal and will reach down and touch you in unspeakable places. The Loving will build you back up again with loves sweet splendors and the feelings of being lost in romance. The Breaking depicts the disintegration and breakdown of a woman’s sanity, peace, and personal power. And The Healing will bring you full circle to come to terms with it all and remind you of the wisdom and strength to be found after all is said and done. This book will be especially effective and emotion invoking for you female readers as I feel that it was written for us especially, to hear and be heard through.  >>Screen-Shot-2015-12-15-at-5.16.28-PMIt’s been a while since I read a book front to back in one go but if you take the time to indulge yourself with this one, you too will have your heart nabbed temporarily by its word crafted hands.  It has the beautiful ability to freeze time as you read it and also takes you back to revisit times long since buried. I recommend you getting your hands on this read ladies, and then take yourself out to lunch alone to enjoy it. You’ll wanna read it in a quiet and intimate setting, with some sort of warm soothing liquid close by, perhaps some bath water or tea. I hope that you will because it was a truly lovely and enriching experience for me. >>usThank you, Rupi Kaur, for the best read I’ve had in a long time.
Happy reading my fellow lovers, writers, poets, and book worms… ❤