We recently had a lot of discussion about engagement rings over on Offbeat Bride. They are one of those cultural phenomenons that is just super intriguing. Adrianne from our longtime sponsor, Turtle Love, also finds it interesting and is on a mission to create thoughtful dialogue about the industry and perspectives from all kinds of people and communities (especially those not immersed in wedding planning).
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Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time, she loiters at her local library, makes art, and overshares on Twitter and Instagram.
You might already know Everyday Feminism from their amazing and transformative online courses that Offbeat Homies have loved. It started with learning to love your body, then it was making time for self love, and now it's RELATIONSHIP LOVE! The Relationship Course: Turning Love into a Daily Practice is a course that's going to be especially applicable to Offbeat Bride alumni (newly-married feels and how to deal?!), and those of us who could really use some lessons in healthy communication and good habits while in a relationship.
Shame, judgment, and self-hatred is an epidemic of massive proportions. We've talked about Every Feminism courses before (including this one which still has spots open!), and we know they are top-notch for changing hearts and minds for the better. One of their fall courses is particularly apt: Everyday Self-Love: Turning Self-Love into a Daily Habit.
Let's talk about body love. Not that kind of body love (though we like that, too), but rather loving and respecting your body as it is (and not how you think it should be — smaller, bigger, greener, more made of money, etc.). That's why we are psyched about this online course called Summer of Body Love offered by Everyday Feminism.
I'm pretty cat-obsessed, so this little item has made it to the top of my wish list. My two cats each have their own chair that they perch under to keep them safe from whatever they think might harm them (see: nothing). But that's how cats are, and why the Cat Crib is so flippin' awesome.