Ever so often, here on the site, we’re going to focus on a weekly roundup of everything and anything that we’ve seen, heard, or viewed recently that resonated with us. So without further adieu, here’s All the Feels…
1 / Take action to make cosmetics safer by signing this petition. Two U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), aim to update regulations with their proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act. The bipartisan bill would give the federal FDA the power to review risky ingredients before products hit the market. Under the bill’s terms, the FDA would also be able to monitor adverse reactions (companies would be required to report them) and issue recalls for products that may cause serious harm.
2 / Outdoor Voices (our go-to place for anything and everything athleisure) just launched their Hiker Collection and it is let-me-add-everything-to-my-shopping-cart-now great.
3 / Edith Windsor, the activist whose Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, died on Tuesday, September 12th at age 88. She famously said, “Married is a magic word, and it is magic throughout the world. It has to do with our dignity as human beings, to be who we are openly.”
4 / The Justice Department said it won’t bring federal civil rights charges against the Baltimore, MD police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died in 2015 of a severe spinal cord injury. He got it from riding in the back of a police van handcuffed and shackled, but not buckled in. That led to protests, rioting, and a state of emergency in Baltimore. #BlackLivesMatter
5 / 25 years ago this week, Mae Jemison became the first African American women to travel in space. Also – Hidden Figures is going to be made into a children’s book. The epitome of what we should be teaching our young girls and boys.
6 / Making one of these hearty fall salads ASAP.
7 / While we’re hearing a lot about Hurricane Irma’s destruction across Florida, the hurricane literally destroyed some of the islands in the Caribbean. Here’s how to help.
8 / A swoon-worthy cookbook where 100% of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood? Hello! Count us in.
9 / Heyday in NYC is opening up two new locations this year (Upper West Side in September and NoHo by the end of the year)! Not only do they give the best facials but it’s a great place to stock up on Herbivore Botanicals, One Love Organics, and URSA MAJOR.
10 / 10 Anxiety Remedies that actually work, according to real women.