Amber

by Ami J. Sanghvi Every so often, two people collide even when their destinies exist worlds away from one another.  She was a few years away from becoming a doctor; I was a writer and a martial artist.  She showed up for our dates with wet hair and clumsily-composed outfits; I was a fashionista who…

My Rose;

Remember my good old semicolon tattoo that I got back in July 2015?  Well, it’s gone. Don’t worry, you guys — it’s not like I’m not aware that I’m still mentally ill.  I didn’t wake up yesterday morning and imagine that part of me away or anything.  It’ll probably always be there with me [because science, and…

Goodbye, Amaranthine || Welcome, Blood Spice

As you may or may not know, I recently rebranded, well… this whole thing.  I switched over the website, the social media handles, the hashtags… all of it! Changing my hair color to match whatever madness I have brewing inside me was the final shove I needed to admit to myself that it was time…

Green Tea: A Game Changer

Green tea is pretty hyped up these days.  Google “benefits of green tea”, “green tea and weight loss”, “green tea and beauty”, or literally anything else containing the words “green” and “tea” and you’ll find that there’s no shortage of search results.  Here’s the thing, though: the green tea part of the Internet can be…

5 Ways MMA Has Impacted My Fashion and Beauty Choices

The saga of my MMA fight training continues. And let me tell you — man, do I love fight training.  It’s been glorious so far, and I’ve enjoyed each new skill I’ve learned, each opportunity to drill the same thing over and over again for the sake of gradual [but sure] improvement, the whole blood/sweat/tears…

Wax On, Wax Off: A Shower Theory About [Female] Body Hair Norms

Let’s talk about body hair.  More specifically, let’s discuss body hair removal… mainly, as it applies to women. I’m actually seriously starving after my morning fight training, and usually I dash to my fridge for food the moment my post-gym shower has concluded. But today was different because a thought struck me as I shaved my…