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Letters From Lana: Weird Dreams

Letters From Lana: Weird Dreams

 From our October newsletter...   Hi Kurlies, Welcome to 2018!!! Listen, I don't know about you, but I've kicked off the year with some really weird reoccurring dreams. Dreams of missing my train stop. Dreams of missing my flight. My subconscious is trying to tell me something, but what?That leads to my New Year's resolution. I recently heard on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday that while you're sleeping, your brain will ruminate on whatever content you were consuming an hour before bed. It's also generally known that your brain works out problems in its sleeping state.Have you ever been walking around, minding...

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This Month We're Donating to Put Heat Back in Schools

This Month We're Donating to Put Heat Back in Schools

Every month, Kurly Klips aims to donate to organizations that help the Black community. This month, we're donating to put heat back in Baltimore schools. That's right, they have the babies sitting in classrooms that are 40 DEGREES!!!!! And considering some children need to attend school to get a meal for the day, we can't just wait for the city to do something. The schools need heat NOW.  From Anne Branigin over at The Root:  As a “bomb cyclone” gets ready to blast the East Coast with historically frigid temperatures, Baltimore City Public Schools were still in session today, with the...

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This Month's Charity: Operation Warm

This Month's Charity: Operation Warm

Every month, Kurly Klips aims to donate to organizations that help the Black community. This month, we're donating to the Operation Warm, an organization that gives brand new winter coats to children who would otherwise go without. Tell me more about Operation Warm! From their website: For a child, a brand new winter coat can be #morethanacoat—it can change a child’s life and empower them with greater self-confidence and increased school attendance. We manufacture and provide a thoughtfully designed collection of brand new winter coats to children in need, helping improve self-confidence, peer acceptance, school attendance and overall wellness. Operation Warm...

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This Month's Charity: Black Mamas Matter Alliance

This Month's Charity: Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Every month, Kurly Klips aims to donate to organizations that help the Black community. This month, we're donating to the Black Mama's Matter Alliance. Why? Because Black women are three and four times more likely to die of a pregnancy-related complication than white women in the U.S. You read that right. THREE AND FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE. And guess what? It doesn't matter how much money you have, what hospital you go to, or even how healthy you are. We are disproportionately dying during and directly after childbirth. The Black Mamas Matter Alliance seeks to correct this injustice and advocate for...

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Letters from Lana: That Radical Love

Letters from Lana: That Radical Love

 From our November newsletter...   Hi Kurlies, Just a reminder that the entire universe loves you to pieces. It treats you however you see it. So if you see it as a loving and supportive place, your daily experiences will reflect that. If you see it as a fearful and harmful place, your experiences will reflect that too. This can be hard to remember in Trump's America and yesterday, I raged.I raged at the people who voted for him. I raged at the racists. I raged at the misogynists. I raged at how my existence sometimes feels threatened when I step outside...

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Letters from Lana: Chest Deep

Letters from Lana: Chest Deep

 From our October newsletter...   Hi Kurlies, Faith is like an ocean and blessings are like waves.You're standing on the shore of a beach feeling the waves gurgle at your toes. How lovely the water feels, but then suddenly, this force you can't control takes it all away. You know the waves will come back, but some tiny part of you can't help but feel abandoned. When they do return, you're glad, but you know they won't stay forever. You're grateful for them while they're here, but miss them terribly when they're gone. Some days it feels like I have it all...

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