Let's celebrate self-lovin' and the long awaited start of spring on Sunday, April 16th from 6:00-8:30 PM in a cozy East Village home. Join The Fifth Vital Sign + Jessa Blades + Lindsey Vestal of The Functional Pelvis to talk about self care through fertility and breast awareness, holistic skin care, and pelvic floor health. Each presenter will facilitate a discussion for 15 minutes with Qs and As. Plus, Icon + Roy Swim + Brazen Buff will be there to meet all your underwear, swimsuit, and 100% natural soap needs, wants, and dreams. We hope you go home feeling rejuvenated, with a toolkit of self-care techniques for your skin, pelvic floor, and hormones that you can apply on the daily.
Read more about the presenters and vendors below:
The Fifth Vital Sign is a grassroots project using education as preventative care through informed choice and body literacy. The founding doula-nurse team traveled across the US for three months last year, offering free reproductive health classes in over 60 locations. They always strive to spread unbiased reproductive health information so that we all feel more secure, safe, and alive in our bodies.
Jessa Blades is a make up artist, natural beauty expert and herbalist. She has been a make up artist for 14 years and specializes in natural, non-toxic and healing beauty. Inspired by the idea of true healing and wellness, Jessa made the switch to natural products and founded her company Blades Natural Beauty in 2008, providing simple routines, pure products, and expert advice. When she's not working on set for editorial clients, Jessa teaches private lessons and group workshops for women on how to apply makeup, how to choose the best and healthiest products, and how to incorporate herbs and food based medicine into their lives to heal their skin. Jessa has studied with a group of wise and powerful teachers: Rosemary Gladstar, Peeka Trenkle, Phyllis Light, and Nancy Phillips. She curates an amazing collection of beauty and wellness products and sells them through her site: http://www.bladesnaturalbeauty.com.
Lindsey Vestal owns The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre- and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications.
Icon is pee-proof underwear that keeps you dry and odor-free from light leaks. Leaks happen to 1 in 3 women. They are all about celebrating our strength as women, while chuckling at the ways our beautiful, imperfect, sexy, hilarious, resilient, leaky bodies can go rogue. For Icon, it's equally important to help our sisters around the world with some of the all-too-common issues they face, like Fistula. 1,000,000 women suffer from fistula, but fewer than 20,000 are treated each year. Through the Fistula Foundation, every pair of Icon sold helps fund life-changing surgeries for women in developing countries.
Roy Swim comes from the mind and hands of Liane Roy FitzGerald, who, after ten years of serious bikini-wearing as a lifeguard on the Chilmark beaches, made it her mission to create fun, comfortable, quality handmade bikinis. Every piece is designed to be seamless & reversible, and is handmade by Liane in her traveling studio--mostly in Martha's Vineyard and New York City.
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