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Robust's Blog – May 2017 Archive (3)

Black woman entrepreneur opens low-cost organic grocery online store

In this weeks news of Black women who said “fuck it—i’ll do it”, LA native, Howard University grad, and entrepreneurial activist Olympia Auset has created community-centered access to quality, whole foods through her business, SÜPRMARKT. Offering low-cost organic food options for low-income communities in LA, SÜPRMARKT is a weekly farmer’s market-type of pop up that…

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Added by Robust on May 23, 2017 at 1:53pm — 2 Comments

Boundaries matter: shitty parents and family members are not worth your sanity

Having good parents and family is a privilege. A privilege in the sense that, yes, everyone deserves good parents, but in reality, many people aren’t positively and fundamentally changed by having children. Shitty or abusive people often just become shitty people with kids.



You don’t owe your parents anything. Yes, they “brought you into this word”, but that’s a favor nobody asked for. Like Jesus on the cross—literally, nobody made such a request on our…

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Added by Robust on May 17, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Body Positivity Was Lit AF at AFROPUNK 2016

Fashion is more than just what you decide to wear — it’s how you feel in the clothes — and skin — you’re in. Body positivity is about no longer viewing our bodies as “works in progress,” but as extensions of ourselves and the way we show up in the world. Wear Your Voice got a chance to speak with Kam Franklin from The Suffers at this year’s Afropunk Festival and ask her about what body positivity means to her. Here’s what she had to say:…



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Added by Robust on May 3, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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