Adele Opens Up About Post-Natal Depression

Adele is known for being a “woman’s woman,” with her soulful music and brutal honesty about her life and womanhood. Whether she sings about it or talks about it candidly, Adele has been a quintessential figurehead in the media who accurately depicts what it’s like being a real woman, rather than a Hollywood version of one.

And, she’s at it again, thankfully. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, she opens up about her experience with postpartum depression after giving birth to her son. She admits that she has been a naturally melancholy person her whole life, and prone to depression, which is why it was not surprising to her that she suffered from a bout of postpartum depression.

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 “I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots. But I haven’t had that feeling since I had my son and snapped out of my postpartum depression,” she told Vanity Fair.

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The songstress admits that she sometimes wishes she could escape the demands of motherhood, and that it was a journey for her to realize that she was feeling totally natural feelings. “I love my son more than anything, but on a daily basis, if I have a minute or two, I wish I could do whatever the fuck I wanted, whenever I want. Every single day I feel like that,” said Adele.

Like many women who suffer from postpartum depression, Adele admits that she was embarrassed by it and didn’t want to talk to people about what she was going through. For Adele, her way through her period of depression was talking to other mothers about what they were all going through and taking time for herself to maintain her own mental clarity.

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CoverGirl’s New Ambassador Proudly Wears Her Hijab And It’s A Big Deal

 

In another amazing stride towards redefining beauty standards and embracing diversity, CoverGirl has announced their newest model and brand ambassador, Nura Afia. Only a couple weeks after announcing James Charles as their first ever male CoverGirl, Afia is joining the CoverGirl family as the first Muslim model for the company.

✨Hijab: @hautehijab Jersey in Buttercream. ✨Eyes: @urbandecaycosmetics Ultimate Naked Palette. @urbandecaycosmetics Glitter Liner Midnight Cowboy. ✨Inner Corner: @artistcouture Diamond Glow Powder in CoCoBling & Illuminati. ✨Lashes @lillyghalichi @lillylashes in NYC. ✨Foundation: @smashboxcosmetics Studio Skin in 1.2. ✨Contour: @anastasiabeverlyhills Contour Stick in Fawn. ✨Brows: @anastasiabeverlyhills Dipbrow in Blonde, Brow Wiz in Soft Brown. ✨Highlight: @artistcouture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati. ✨Lips: @maccosmetics Stripdown Lipliner & Liptensity Lipstick in Driftwood. Lipstick in Fleshpot. #anastasiabeverlyhills #artistcouture #maccosmetics #urbandecay #smashbox #smashboxcosmetics #urbandecaycosmetics #lillyghalichi #lillylashes #nuralailalov #hautehijab #hijab #hijabi #denvermua #denvermakeupartist #denvermakeup #moroccan

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Afia, who has over 200,000 subscribers for her YouTube channel, has made her name as a makeup vlogger, posting how-to tutorials and mesmerizing looks. What makes Afia a truly unique addition to the company’s diverse family of models is that she always wears her hijab, which is truly portraying a new face of beauty in mainstream media. One of her most popular YouTube videos features her styling a turban hijab in different manners and bringing in over 300,000 views.

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Of becoming a CoverGirl, Afia says, “It feels so surreal.” Living in Denver, Colorado, Afia is glad that she will be serving as an image of what an American woman looks like. “I never thought I would see Muslim women represented on such a large scale,” said Afia. And, when she says “large scale,” she’s not kidding, either. Photos of Afia, donning her hijab, will soon be emblazoned across billboards in Times Square in New York City for CoverGirls’s #LashEquality campaign. The company’s campaign promotes their So Lashy! BlastPro Mascara, which they claim flatters all lash types.

70-Year-Old Grandma Sends Granddaughter Glamorous Photos

Lots of grandparents are pretty hip with the times. They have smart phones, take selfies and even keep in touch via Facebook.

Alexa Rowland lives in Atlanta, Georgia, and her 70-years-young grandmother Ana Lorena, lives in Costa Rica. Because the two live 3,000 miles apart, they stay in contact through text message. They mostly exchange pictures of their family, but every now and then there are some surprises.

 

Seriously, how cute is that? Recently this Bad Mama Jamma upped her picture game sending some pretty fab snapshots of herself casually posing around a beautiful home.“She casually sent me those photos without saying much – haha,” Alexa said. Who needs word’s when you look this good?!

 

Get it grandma! Alexa thought her grandma looked too good not to share with the world, so she shared the images to her twitter account. “I just thought she looked too precious not to share with my followers,” Alexa said. She thought nothing of it until the tweet about her beautiful grandma received over 26,000 retweets and 77,000 likes!

Slay gma, slay!  “My abuela doesn’t realize how popular she’s gotten!” When Alexa told her grandma that people on Twitter couldn’t get over her glam looks, Alexa said, “she couldn’t stop smiling…. She was like what? Me?” YAS gma, you! 

Alexa said that her grandma, “motivates me to look my best and has helped me through a lot…She just radiates confidence and positivity. I feel like everybody needs an abuelita like mine in their life.”

Seriously, is Ana looking for anymore grandbabies? We want to learn how to be this glam when we turn 70… hell we want to know how to be this glam now.

Reese Witherspoon Launches A Multimedia Brand For Women

With the news today being, well, as truly unbelievable as it is, the world could use more happy, positive, humorous and uplifting stories, and Reese Witherspoon couldn’t agree more. Witherspoon recently announced that her production company Pacific Standard will become part of a new company she is co-founding called Hello Sunshine.

Hello Sunshine aims to be a “cross-platform brand and consumer-facing content company dedicated to telling female-driven stories,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Planning to launch in 2017, the new site (Hello-Sunshine.com) will create, curate, and bring you the most powerful content to uplift women worldwide.

Witherspoon’s production company, which produced Gone Girl and Wild, which starred Witherspoon herself, has been dedicated to creating films that tell women’s stories. Hello Sunshine, according to Witherspoon, will only help further her passion to do just that.

“My lifelong passion has been to tell women’s stories with authenticity and humor. This partnership will allow me to reach a greater audience that is eager for more female driven content,” said Witherspoon about the new venture.

The company will be chaired by other like-minded individuals, like Kerry Tucker who used to serve as Executive Vice President of Victoria’s Secret, and also used to be head of marketing for all aspects of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia – both serious girl power brands in their own unique ways.

Hello Sunshine is on its way. See you soon! ☀️

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Witherspoon is both excited and hopeful for the future of women and Hello Sunshine.

“Hello Sunshine is deeply committed to creating content that will reach women where they spend time, whether it is at a movie theater, at home or on their mobile device,” said Witherspoon. “Women are looking for entertainment that speaks to them about what they value. Hello Sunshine will make content that entertains, educates and brings women together.”